Ellange, 12 June 2019
Grosbusch: looking to a greener future
Out of a concern for the environment, Grosbusch SARL, a family company that specialises in importing and distributing fruit and vegetables in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, is committed to reducing the use of plastic in its packaging to a minimum.
After 6 months of work and considerable investment, we have chosen the best solution for providing maximum protection for the fruit and vegetables and minimum use of plastic.
Most of our organic and conventional products are now packed in new, certified cardboard packaging that is 100% FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, i.e. made from responsible, biodegradable sources guaranteeing sustainable forest management. In addition, with the aim of reducing excessive packaging and therefore limiting our impact on the environment, the product sales information is printed directly on the cardboard using water-based ink. This avoids having to use extra labels involving more glue and paper.
Only certain products whose shape and size make them unsuitable for 100% cardboard will from now on be placed in an FSC certified cardboard tray and wrapped in fully recyclable plastic film to offer greater freshness and protection.
Alongside this, we have launched a new range of nets made of biodegradable, 100% compostable wool for certain clearly-defined products.
With this new, totally recyclable packaging, we’ll be able to reduce our annual plastic consumption by over 20 tons!
In line with this ecological initiative, the company will be paying close attention to any innovations and alternatives to plastic that may be proposed in the future.
Join us in our commitment and help support the planet.