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GROW Verein für umweltfreundliche Holzverpackungen e.V.

As an association for sustainable wooden packaging, we are passionate about promoting and disseminating environmentally friendly packaging solutions in the fruit and vegetable sector. Our mission is to highlight the benefits of wooden packaging for products, the environment and society, while contributing to sustainable development. Here are some key points of our work and goals:

Our mission

We are committed to a green future in which sustainable wooden packaging solutions play a key role. Through education, partnerships and innovation, we strive to minimize the environmental impact of the packaging industry and strengthen the circular economy.

Our targets

  • Promoting sustainability: We are campaigning for more companies and consumers to choose sustainable wooden packaging in order to reduce the use of single-use plastic and cut CO2 emissions.
  • Education and awareness: We raise awareness of the ecological, economic and social benefits of wooden packaging through educational programs and campaigns.
  • Research and development: We support research and development projects that aim to develop innovative and more environmentally friendly packaging solutions.
  • Network development: We have a strong European network of members, partners and stakeholders and are expanding it to share knowledge, exchange best practices and promote joint initiatives.
  • Influencing policy and standards: We work with policy makers to promote sustainable packaging solutions and support the development of standards that drive sustainability in the packaging industry.

Why wooden packaging?

Traditional wooden packaging offers numerous advantages over packaging materials made of plastic or cardboard:

  • Sustainability: Wood is a renewable raw material whose use contributes to CO2 reduction when forests are managed responsibly.
  • Circular economy: Wooden packaging is a raw material for the wood-based materials industry and bioenergy. They are biodegradable and compostable, which means they fit seamlessly into the natural cycle.
  • Durability and protection: Wooden packaging offers excellent protection for fruit and vegetables and helps to reduce food waste.

Take part!

We invite all interested parties to join us - whether as a member, partner or sponsor. Together we can make a significant contribution to environmental protection and promote the use of sustainable packaging solutions worldwide. Your commitment makes the difference!