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BANANA PACKING INTO REUSABLE PLASTIC CRATES

WELL PACK developed special know-how on how to pack bananas into reuseable plastic packaging (RPC).
This new way of packing keeps hold of all the good qualities of a cardboard box and at the same time saves millions of trees a year.

BANANA PACKING INTO REUSABLE PLASTIC CRATES

We support banana packing in different territories, mainly in Central and South America. These bananas are destined to major retail chains in Europe and United States.

Change cardboard single-use package for their reusable alternatives! Today, the focus is on sustainable and smart solutions, which is why circular economy products are becoming more and more popular. That is why Latin American countries require reusable banana crates and reliable banana packaging to export fruit.

BENEFITS OF REUSABLE PLASTIC BANANA CRATES

In 2022, Gen Z, which succeeds the millennials, forms about 40% of the world’s population. This generation prefers to opt for organic food and a sustainable way of life, and we help them by providing our environmentally-friendly solutions.

 

BENEFITS OF REUSABLE PLASTIC BANANA CRATES

Our returnable plastic crates are absolutely reusable and by utilizing them you reduce the total amount of waste.

When it comes to banana exports packing, we are a part of a supply chain that:

  • Provides stability of long-distance transportation.
  • Minimizes damage and premature ripening due to superior ventilation and secure stacking which provides protection from plantation to point of sale

We conduct consultations on how to pack this fruit into the RPC boxes to achieve maximum efficiency and safety for bananas during sea transportation and following shelf life.

A high-quality clean banana packaging box provides:

  • Cost-efficiency. Returnable plastic crates provide the optimum protection and can be shared and reused for many years, from 20 up to 120 times during the life cycle. This enables more cost savings across the supply chain compared to single-use containers.
  • Eco-efficiency. Our equipment consumes less water, less fuel, and less energy than cardboard boxes. 100% recycling, reusable packaging solutions for bananas reduce the demand for virgin material in the manufacturing stage than their single-use alternatives.
  • Careful returnable plastic crates washing. The containers are cleaned from dirt, pests, and fruit bacteria. Disinfection completes the process. That’s why this fruit can be stored in these containers during several journeys safely.

WE SAVE MILLIONS OF TREES IN COOPERATION WITH OUR CUSTOMERS

Environmental goals:

We aim to reduce the industrial impact on the environment and help to defend the environment and implement environmentally-friendly technologies.

WE SAVE MILLIONS OF TREES IN COOPERATION WITH OUR CUSTOMERS

We make our contribution to environmental health:

  • Save forests from deforestation: over 2 million trees are saved per year due to our services of custom food packaging and washing.
  • Save rivers and air from pollution: Production of a polymer crate, RPC, or any other reusable container demands fewer natural resources than the production of single-use boxes.
  • Save the environment from waste: Reusable banana packaging is not thrown away. It can be reprocessed and used again. This means less man-made waste in our environment.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FROM PLANTATION TO RETAILERS

Let’s follow bananas’ path from the very beginning:

Banana harvesting – big and small companies in Latin America can pick this fruit and export it the whole year-round.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FROM PLANTATION TO RETAILERS

Weighing and measuring – the banana class is determined by their size and weight, and the class determines the price and the sale success.

  • Banana grading – bananas are sorted by the classes according to their size, form, ripeness, and damage.
  • Washing and disinfection – this is a crucial moment as it is important not to damage the fruit, but to get rid of dirt and pests.
  • Marking – each company sticks small labels on bananas and they will help you to recognize the country of their origin when they were picked, and how ecological the way of their cultivation was.
  • Consultation – WELL PACK experts consult on the packaging of bananas into reusable plastic boxes. We introduce a better packaging method proven by experience. We pay attention to details and that’s why bananas reach Europe and the United States without damage or being overripe.
  • Packaging – packing is performed by the producer’s specialists.
  • Transporting within the country of origin – this is the first stage of transporting. The bananas are put in a special big transport container with temperature control.
  • Sea freight – this is the longest and most painful part of the route for bananas. It will take them 4-5 weeks to reach Europe.
  • Transporting within the customer’s country to the wholesale fruit warehouses – the boxes with bananas are sent from the ship to the customer’s warehouses, and temperature requirements have to be met both in transport and warehouses.
  • Transporting to retailers – fruit is taken from the warehouses and delivered to:
    • Wholesalers
    • Large retailers (Supermarket chains, Large supermarkets)
    • Small retailers (Grocery stores, Markets)
    • Banana product manufacturers (Juice producers, Banana bread makers, Confectionery)
    • Foodservice providers (restaurants, cafes)
  • Your home – only when this long journey is over, you’ll be able to enjoy a banana’s ideal taste!

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