• Orora's new plastic-free apple carton. (Image: Orora)
    Orora's new plastic-free apple carton. (Image: Orora)
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Orora has showed off new trial plastic-free cartons for Pink Lady apples.

Produced at the Orora factory in Heidelberg, Victoria, the six-pack apple carton is the result of a collaboration between Orora, Apple & Pear Australia Limited (Apal), and Montague Fresh.

“The cartons are made from paper, making them a plastic-free, recyclable solution that looks fantastic in store. They support various print finishes, and feature a tamper-proof lock to ensure the apples remain in premium condition throughout the supply chain,” the company said.

Orora offers a range of sustainable and plastic-free solutions for produce growers and food manufacturers; Simpson Farms in Queensland, for example, has moved from plastic to paper inserts for its avocado business, and employs Orora no-crush cartons and paper labels.

Orora last month entered into a binding agreement to sell its Australasian Fibre business to a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Paper, for an enterprise value of A$1.72bn.

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