Fresh produce supplier saves 100kg of plastic waste


An industry-leading producer of onions, shallots and garlic is set to save more than 100kg of plastic packaging a year through a new natural alternative.
Family-run Moulton Bulb Co. has implemented a new green initiative to reduce its environmental impact by swapping the plastic twine on one of its most popular products, garlic grappes, for sustainable string.

With more than 40 years’ experience delivering garlic, onions and shallots, the Lincolnshire-based business is a major supplier to UK supermarkets, including Waitrose and Partners.

Moulton Bulb Co. has been working towards a greener supply chain for many years and has a long-standing relationship with IPP, one of Europe’s leading poolers of sustainable wooden pallets.

The Coventry-based company works to achieve a truly circular business model through the repair and reuse of its pallets and has been working with Moulton Bulb Co since 2008.

Phil Storer, UK and Ireland director for IPP, said: “We know we have a responsibility to encourage and implement environmentally-friendly working practices, which is why sustainability has always been at the heart of our business and why we love working with like-minded businesses like Moulton Bulb Co.

“Moulton Bulb Co. has been a customer of ours since 2008 and we have seen them continue to push for innovations that integrate into a more sustainable supply chain. As the produce market continues to adapt and new legislation come into play, we look forward to seeing how they continue to mould their business model in line with more environmentally-friendly practices.”

John Brockway, production manager at Moulton Bulb Co., said: “With demand for produce growing, we needed to have a pallet pooler we could trust and IPP is just that. For us, communication is key and that is IPP’s speciality – any problems are worked out together and supply has never faltered.”