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FreshAwards 2018 CSR Excellence

27 June 2018

Congratulations to G’s Fresh Mushrooms, winner of the FreshAwards 2018 CSR Excellence, sponsored by Greenyard Fresh UK.

The mushroom industry alone generates an estimated 4,300 tons of plastic each year from the retail market. There had been little packaging innovation in the sector since the 1980s, and G’s set out to find a compostable solution with no detrimental impact on the environment.

G’s has led the market to develop a commercially viable, certified home compostable punnet, tested for its durability, presentation and shelf life.

Working with its partner CKF Inc. G’s overcame a number of challenges created by the respiration of mushrooms which could weaken the punnets. G’s is the first business to successfully seal top seal pulp for mushrooms and this breakthrough opens up a significant opportunity in the future of produce packaging.

“G’s pioneering work makes a strong environmental statement whilst improving its product and reducing waste,” commented Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium.

The Fresh Award was presented by Johnathan Sutton  Technical Director of Greenyard Fresh UKin front of an audience of around 500 people at the gala evening, hosted by Shane Richie at The Pavilion at the Tower of London on Tuesday 6 June 2017.

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