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.