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Why it's time to make the switch to plastic-free produce packaging?

Why it's time to make the switch to plastic-free produce packaging?

In an era of growing environmental awareness and the need for sustainable solutions, the fresh produce industry has become increasingly conscious of its impact on the planet. With plastic waste posing a significant threat to our ecosystems, there is a pressing need for alternative packaging options that minimise environmental harm.

COPAR's Eco Mesh Bags is a plastic-free, reusable solution that not only meets new packaging regulations but also actively contributes to reducing food waste. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of Eco Mesh Bags and how they align with the industry's quest for more sustainable practices.

Reducing Plastic Waste and Embracing New Regulations:

Plastic waste has reached alarming levels worldwide, posing a severe threat to our environment. Governments and regulatory bodies have recognised the urgency of addressing this issue, leading to the implementation of new packaging regulations. COPAR's Eco Mesh Bags not only adhere to these new regulations but go beyond by providing a plastic-free alternative. By replacing recycled or virgin plastic bags with durable and reusable Eco Mesh bags, we are actively trying to reduce the demand for plastic packaging in the fresh produce industry.

Benefits of Eco Mesh Bags:

Certifications and Sustainability

Eco Mesh bags are crafted from certified organic cotton, meeting the rigorous standards set by renowned organisations such as GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OEKO-TEX, and TUV Nord SA 8000. These certifications ensure that the bags are made from organic cotton, free from harmful substances, and adhere to ethical production practices. The TUV Nord SA 8000 certification further highlights our dedication to social responsibility, guaranteeing fair and safe working conditions throughout the supply chain. By choosing Eco Mesh bags, consumers can trust that they are making an environmentally conscious and socially responsible choice. 

Understanding Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is a sustainable fiber known for its numerous environmental benefits. Unlike conventional cotton, which relies heavily on pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, organic cotton is grown using natural farming methods. This reduces the exposure to harmful chemicals, minimises soil and water pollution, and protects the biodiversity of ecosystems. Moreover, organic cotton farming promotes healthier soil, water conservation, and supports the livelihoods of farmers who practice sustainable agriculture. 

Environmental Sustainability

Eco Mesh Bags offer a significant step towards a more sustainable future. By choosing these bags, consumers actively contribute to reducing plastic waste and protecting our ecosystems. The durability and reusability of the bags ensure that they can be used multiple times, significantly reducing the need for recycled or virgin plastic bags. Moreover, Eco Mesh Bags are crafted from organic and eco-friendly materials, further minimising their environmental impact.

Food Waste Reduction

One of the primary challenges in the fresh produce industry is food waste. Improper packaging and storage can lead to spoilage and unnecessary waste. Eco Mesh Bags address this issue by providing proper air circulation, which helps maintain the freshness and quality of fruits and vegetables. By reducing food waste, Eco Mesh Bags contribute to a more sustainable food system and support a healthier lifestyle.

Convenience and Durability

Eco Mesh Bags are designed with convenience and durability in mind. These bags are capable of carrying up to 15kg of produce, making them a reliable and practical solution for shoppers. Their sturdy construction ensures that they can withstand the demands of daily use and repeated washings, providing a long-lasting alternative to flimsy plastic bags.

Consumer Empowerment

By choosing Eco Mesh Bags, consumers have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment by reducing their plastic footprint. Moreover, using Eco Mesh Bags sends a message to retailers and the industry at large, encouraging them to adopt more sustainable packaging solutions. 

At COPAR, we are committed to providing sustainable packaging solutions that empower businesses to make a positive impact. Join us in embracing Eco Mesh bags as part of your packaging strategy and together, let's reduce plastic waste, protect the environment, and create a more sustainable future.


Reach out to us today to order a sample pack and learn more about how Eco Mesh bags can add value to your business and help you achieve your sustainability goals.