Packaging

Initiatives at Dole Fresh Vegetables

DFV has condensed its end-consumer packaging by:

  • Cutting down on fiber board in cartons and bins.
  • Reducing the thickness of clamshells, film and bags.

DFV also uses “greener packaging” such as:

  • Up to 80% recycled Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which features the number “1″ recycling symbol for berry and value-added salad clamshells.
  • Producing the berry PET packaging in plants powered 50% by solar energy. PET clamshells are commonly recycled after use by consumers.