Posted on September 12, 2019 by Sustainable Food News

Newly certified organic produce co. cuts plastic use

Shuman Produce plans to educate consumers on reducing plastic use

Shuman Produce, Inc. said it has revamped its organic onion packaging to reduce the amount of plastic used by 38 percent.

The Reidsville, Ga.-based shipper of Vidalia and Peruvian sweet onions under the RealSweet brand was certified as organic in March by Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO).

John Shuman, the company’s president, said the new netted bag for its organic onions “is just the beginning of an overall initiative to increase sustainability across all of our RealSweet brand products.”

Shuman also said the company plans to educate consumers on reduce plastic use and address shoppers’ concerns about food waste.

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