DS Smith, MULTIVAC bring sustainable food packaging solution


ECO Bowl is an innovative cardboard-based solution for fresh foods

In search for more sustainable solutions, Germany based MULTIVAC and UK headquartered DS Smith teamed up to design and produce ECO Bowl – an innovative solution for fresh foods in modified atmosphere packaging based on corrugated cardboard.

DS Smith and MULTIVAC have formed a strategic partnership to ensure maximum scalability of the ECO Bowl solution to customers in food production and retail industries across Europe.

ECO Bowl is a fully recyclable corrugated cardboard tray covered with a plastic skin film and lid film that reduces plastic by up to 85% versus a traditional tray.

To eliminate excess packaging and with one in two Europeans sorting and recycling more than they did five years ago , ECO Bowl’s plastic skin and lid film can be easily removed for disposal, leaving the corrugated tray for recycling.

The ECO Bowl allows for easy and effective implementation for customers – it is designed to run on MULTIVAC thermoforming packaging machines and tray sealers and can guarantee equal shelf life when compared with conventional modified atmosphere packaging for fresh food, or even improve it.

ECO Bowl has already been tested in the market with amidori. The German producer of plant-based meat alternatives chose ECO Bowl and successfully implemented the solution at the end of 2019.

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