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19 September 2023

AVI GLOBAL helps produce partners get ahead of global plastic packaging tax laws

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With its extensive range of certified rPET thermoformed packaging, AVI Global Plast looks to satisfy the punnet and tray needs of fruit growers, exporters and retailers, and packaging distributors. As we gear up for Fruit Attraction 2023, we are thrilled to showcase our innovative solutions that meet the sustainability goals of our partners.

AVI Global Plast takes pride in being India’s trusted manufacturer of fruit punnets crafted with up to 100% verified recycled PET, which includes a mix of pre-consumer and post-consumer waste. Our commitment to quality and environmental responsibility is underscored by our certifications from Intertek, ISCC PLUS, BRC, FSMS and Sedex.

We go a step further by incorporating ocean-bound plastic into our rPET punnets, certified by Control Union and Zero Plastic Oceans, to ensure the highest standards in environmental protection. Despite being made with recycled PET waste, our fruit punnets offer exceptional clarity, performance and machine compatibility while adhering to stringent standards such as EFSA, REACH and USFDA for quality and food-contact safety.

Our dedication to sustainability extends beyond materials to the very purpose of our packaging. We understand the importance of safeguarding soft fruits like grapes, cherry tomatoes and strawberries during transit and storage to help our partners minimise their carbon footprint and product losses. Our fruit punnets are designed with holistic sustainability in mind—downgauging reduces resource consumption at the design stage with no compromise on the pack’s integrity. When our punnets reach end-consumers, on-pack QR codes and recycled content labels help educate them about the punnets’ journey, starting from waste collection, to encourage improved disposal and end-of-life outcomes.

Our journey towards sustainability has also been marked by continuous innovation. We have developed extensive market knowledge, invested in machine automation, and honed in-house capabilities such as sheet extrusion, mould-making, tooling and testing. These efforts have allowed us to introduce unique punnet designs such as tamper-evident clamshells and 16g heat-seal punnets with side vents, while catering to custom thermoforming projects.

In an industry where meeting new sustainability requirements can often come at a cost, we believe that offshore sourcing from India presents a viable solution. India boasts a recycling rate of approximately 90% for PET waste. This abundance of rPET flakes in the country reduces variability in price and supply, thus reducing the cost of using recycled content in packaging. As an Indian company, we leverage this favourable scenario to offer fruit punnets that are not only high in quality but also cost-effective.

We hope to meet you at Fruit Attraction 2023 (booth 7A23A in Hall 7) to discuss opportunities that elevate your brand’s sustainability efforts. To explore our range of rPET fruit packaging solutions, please visit our website at