Ellepot Retail Packaging Unveiled
The sustainable growing option now has a compostable packaging option for the garden center.
July 12, 2011
Retail packaging for the Ellepot has arrived. In a partnership with the Denmark-based Schur packaging company, Blackmore displayed the Star Bagging System at OFA Short Course.
In the automated system, Ellepots are placed in biodegradable, compostable bags, which can be customized with a design and imprinted with a label just before shipping.
Schur, one of the largest packaging companies in Denmark, and Blackmore started talking about a partnership more than a year ago, and the display machine shown at Short Course came off the plant floor just three weeks before the show, according to Schur's Klaus Madsen. More than 500 systems of this kind are being used in Europe for food packaging.
He says that the one skid load of the compostable bags is the equivalent of a whole truckload of pots (about 3,500 pots).
Finished packaging can be equipped with features such as handles, recloseability, stand-up bottom or easy peel.
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