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10 years of Packnatur® beechwood netting
at Ja! Natürlich

Exactly 10 years ago the first Packnatur® net packaging made by VPZ VERPACKUNGSZENTRUM from LENZING™ Modal Color beechwood fibres for potatoes, onions, beetroot and black radish for the Ja! Natürlich brand of the REWE Group in Austria entered their stores. Customers for organic produce were enthusiastic and REWE Group generated several hundred likes on social media within a few hours of the market launch. A successful model for green packaging was born.

Eco-Turnaround on the Spanish Packaging Market

Over the course of last year Spain became one of our main export countries. One of the reasons for this is the fact that Spain wants to take up a leading role in reducing plastic packaging in general. Our Spanish partner for our Packnatur® Cellulose Tube Netting, TECNY MEDIA TRADING S.L. in Murcia, reports on the current situation.

Nicole Pruckermayr – eco-social art with netting

In her current independent projects “Hier könnte ein Baum stehen” (“There could be a tree here”) and “Gina liebt” (“Gina loves”) Nicole Pruckermayr uses our beechwood-based Packnatur® Cellulose Tube Netting to create compostable structures and connect people.

Marley Spoon delivers recipes and fresh ingredients in their mealkit to people’s homes. Along for the ride: our Packnatur® Pick Pack.

Good news for all the home chefs out there! Marley Spoon is partnering up with Packnatur to supply their customers in Dutch and German-speaking countries with a sustainable option to keep their fresh ingredients from their mealkits in order. The Packnatur® Pick Pack net bag made from food-safe and FSC® certified LENZING™ Modal Color fiber is going to be included in some Marley Spoon meal kits customers will receive this year.

Seaweed Bath Bag: Atlantic Irish Seaweed naturally packs seaweed in Packnatur®

Have you ever heard of a seaweed bath bag? Our customer Atlantic Irish Seaweed is another example for the versatility of our Packnatur® Cellulose Tube Netting. Seaweed baths are said to have multiple benefits for skin and general well-being. Thanks to our netting the bag can be disposed of as a whole after the bath in your home compost. Additionally, seaweed makes also an excellent fertilizer. A sustainable product with the perfect life cycle!

Ocean Harvest Bag™ powered by Packnatur®

Ocean Farm Supply in Brunswick / US is the exclusive distributor of the Ocean Harvest Bag™ specifically designed for the harvest and distribution of shellfish, eliminating the need for single-use plastic mesh bags. The concept for Ocean Harvest Bags™ was created and realized in cooperation with VPZ Packnatur®. A particularly tear-resistant net had to be developed for the hard and sharp-edged shellfish.

Tierra Tica - Costa Rica ticks green

This little Central American country has been a role model for ecological energy sourcing and eco-tourism. With the help of Tierra Tica, our local distribution partner, it is further developing the transition to sustainable packaging and a circular economy. Pablo Carter managed to bring our Packnatur® cellulose net tubes to Costa Rica.

Hay in sight

The manufactury „Heuwiesl“ in Seewalchen am Attersee at the foothills of the Alps packs their bundles of hay and straw in our Packnatur® Cellulose Tube Netting. And that’s simply a feast for the eyes.

BRINGiT brings it

“You don’t need to become an eco-warrior overnight.Take it one product at a time, and work your way up,” says Deb Singer, the leader of the plastic bag ban at Whole Foods and co-founder of BRINGiT reusable shopping bags. “Starting with one thing makes it more palatable to make other changes.”

Hello Hellagro!

Since 2020 Hellagro is distribution partner of VPZ´s Packnatur® Netting for Greece and Cyprus. We asked Nassos Valakas, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Manager of Hellagro, about his first experiences with our biodegradable net products in the market.