These solutions are increasingly being used for fresh produce flow packs.

The NatureFlex NVS films are printed and macro-perforated according to the specific requirements of the end products.

This means that the films can go straight into garden compost bins and are also renewable as they are made from pulp that comes from sustainably managed plantations.

Gi.St.El. Plast’s fresh produce packaging range is certified according to the global standards for industrial composting (including EN13432), but also according to the TŰV Austria OK Compost Home composting standard for backyard composting.

Additionally, Futamura insisted that NatureFlex NVS has been shown to run with excellent efficiency on automatic packaging machines and protect the freshness of the packaged products.

Stefano Occhipinti Amato, Director at Gi.St.El. Plast said: “We pride ourselves on being able to offer our valued customers a solution that fits perfectly with the principles of the circular economy. At the same time, these films meet customers’ needs for ease of processing and appropriate product protection. Over the years these products have become our strength and pride. “

Gi.St.El. Plast srl supplies a wide range of fruit and vegetable growers.

These include the Pachino-based Mediterranee Group, which produces and packages the Pachino IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) tomato and the Mediterranee Group’s controlled chain tomato from their farms.

A spokesman for the Mediterranee Group said: “As a company, we have always paid particular attention to sustainability and environmental protection. Having established the quality of NatureFlex film and the certifications that distinguish it, we believe that this product is a perfect fit for achieving our goals. In addition to NatureFlex, we use cardboard trays with FSC certification. “