Fyffes Ireland introduces new reduced-packaging banana band
As part of our drive towards improved sustainability, Fyffes in Ireland has just brought to market a fully recyclable paper band as a more environmentally friendly alternative to the plastic bags used widely within the sector. The new band is also fully compostable and is sourced from Forestry Stewardship Council approved sources. This development has the potential to greatly reduce plastic usage.
At Fyffes we're committed to our local communities
Find out more about our recent initiatives supporting our seasonal workers during the agricultural off season in Honduras and Guatemala and the education of local children in our farming communities here
Reducing Water Consumption
Fyffes reduces water consumption by 80% by using a pioneering water recycling system at its banana farm in Costa Rica.
Chances are that as a baby, your first finger food was a banana – possibly given to you by your loving grandparents. And when you started school, your lunchbox had a banana in it (thanks mum and dad). Then when you moved into your own place, you discovered for yourself how useful bananas were as a snack or as a cooking ingredient – and how good they were for a work-out! And before you knew it, you were watching your own baby wipe mashed banana into her hair… and the cycle began again.
Fyffes is delighted to partner with FoodCloud in Ireland, who connect businesses that have surplus food with charities who need it. From pre-school breakfast clubs, to residential rehabilitation programmes and homeless services, food donations were shared among 110 groups in 2018 alone. This meant more than 20 million meals to charities and communities in Ireland.