US-based fruit supplier GEM-Pack Berries has partnered with BADP America, a biodegradable and compostable plastic solution provider, to develop eco-friendly strawberry packaging.  

The two companies have signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the initiative, which aims to introduce sustainable strawberry containers. 

The partnership aims to utilise microbial-induced enzyme additive technology to help reduce the environmental impact of packaging and lead the way in sustainable agricultural practices. 

GEM-Pack operations VP Madu Etchandy said: “The signing of this letter of intent with BADP America marks a pivotal moment in our journey towards elevated sustainability. By exploring the use of microbial-induced enzyme additive technology in our packaging, we aim to lead by example in the industry, demonstrating that eco-friendly solutions are both viable and essential.” 

The initiative comes at a time when global awareness of plastic pollution is rising, with calls for action such as California’s strict plastic waste reduction laws.  

BADP America CEO Shin Sung Ko added: “We are excited to collaborate with GEM-Pack Berries on this groundbreaking project. Through the use of microbial-induced enzyme additive technology, we are confident that this initiative will not only benefit the environment but also set a new benchmark for sustainability in the packaging industry.” 

BADP America says seeks to use its expertise in sustainable materials to develop a packaging solution that meets the needs of both consumers and producers while being environmentally friendly.