We are pleased to announce that we have joined forces with packaging supplier Sharpak Aylesham and the Prevented Ocean Plastic™ (POP) initiative to introduce a recycled solution for our prepared fruit punnets.

Jupiter’s 400g Watermelon and Pineapple packs, supplied into two major retailers in the UK will be the company’s first punnets to include Prevented Ocean Plastic™ (POP) and divert high quality plastic from the ocean. Not only sourced from plastic that would otherwise have made it into the ocean, our POP punnets are also 100% recyclable.

Our CEO Mark Tweddle says:

“We’re proud to be able to offer a recycled packaging solution for our 400g Watermelon and Pineapple prepared fruit punnets. By aligning ourselves with Sharpak and Prevented Ocean Plastic™(POP) who offer an independently certified and fully traceable supply chain, we are part of the solution to preventing plastic entering the ocean. Our vision to be the most transparent company in fresh produce is perfectly aligned with the ethos and purpose of the POP supply-chain.”

Who are Sharpak and what is Prevented Ocean Plastic™ (POP)

Sharpak Aylesham is part of the GUILLIN Group who focus on the design and production of food packaging solutions. Sharpak aims to reduce its impact on the planet and sources POP as part of its commitment to sustainability.

The POP program is an initiative that helps tens of thousands of people around the world by focussing on providing recycling systems for coastal communities that have no formal recycling infrastructure.

POP ensure that plastic collected when cleaning coastlines is recycled and prevented from entering the ocean. Plastic that spends time in the ocean can be degraded by the salt water and sunlight which renders it unusable for recycling in food packaging.

The Jupiter Group is an award-winning fresh produce grower with a simple vision – to be the most transparent company in fresh produce. With a year-round supply and innovative new variety development, Jupiter is hailed as one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies Beyond their speciality in growing grape and citrus, Jupiter’s expertise also covers avocado, pineapple and kiwi in all formats and sizes across retail, wholesale, and food service businesses globally. Jupiter Group are different because they have digitised their supply chain and control a true seed to shelf process. The result? A consistent, transparent, trusted and traceable supply. On Jupiter’s own farms and those of their growing partners, the way they do business has British standards, global cultural heritage and unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit. They have ranked consecutively for three years in the prestigious The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for International Growth, most recently at number 17.
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