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The science of fruit packaging: South Africa leads the way

Stellenbosch University is acknowledged as a world leader in research on optimising packaging design for the fruit industry. Prof Linus Opara spoke to farmer’s weekly about the university’s achievements in this regard, as well as the latest trends in the field. He mentions using collapsible plastic containers instead of corrugated fibreboard cartons for packaging poses a challenge to logistics and creates health concerns.

Corrugated Packaging – A Recycling Success Story

Corrugated packaging has a track record miles ahead of any other packaging material’s recovery and re-use rates. But it didn’t happen overnight. It took a prolonged and focused effort that should be viewed as an example to improve recycling rates for other packaging materials.