13 October 2022
NAARDEN, Netherlands: At this year’s Trade Fair Aalsmeer and the 2022 IFTF show (9-11 November 2022), Chrysal, a global supplier of flower and plant care products, will ride the green wave by putting two new sustainable harvest products and services in the limelight.
Sustainability remains a significant challenge for the global ornamental horticulture industry. Companies such as Chrysal have been seeking and developing impactful solutions that have the potential to alleviate and even cure the industry’s sustainability issues.
The company’s latest Sea Freight Service, for example, combines a total solution and a unique post-harvest service concept that keeps flowers fresh and controls Botrytis during sea freight and long storage. Not only undergo the flowers a Rose Dip and anti-ethylene treatment, but Chrysal Technical Assistants also monitor them throughout the supply chain from harvesting to shipping and receiving in Europe. This is to help ensure the roses are well received after being at sea for more than 3 weeks. The service considerably reduces flower wastage and rejection rate and allows sharing of vital data with all parties involved throughout the transport phase.
Chrysal stresses that the future of transporting flowers is sea freight explaining that this transportation mode reduces the carbon footprint by as much as 92 per cent compared to air freight. However, there are many obstacles to overcome. It is time-consuming, and flowers come under a lot of pressure.
Chrysal is one of the headline sponsors of the Flowers by the Sea Conference, taking place on 8 November at Expo Haarlemmermeer. The company’s sea freight expert will join the conference’s panel discussion.
Chrysal’s Sea Freight Service is one of the nine nominees for the 5th Annual Greenovation Award, which recognises horticultural companies that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and achievements in sustainability.
Royal FloraHolland will announce the 2022 winner of the Greenovation Award in the Holland House on Wednesday, 9 November, at 3 pm.
With online flower and plant delivery services growing by leaps and bounds, there’s an increased demand for products that keep flowers fresh during delivery. Chrysal’s Arrive Alive® Eco is an eco-friendly and innovative flower packaging that preserves the condition of cut flowers during transport. The wrap and bag are made from renewable resources and are industrially compostable. The wrap is made of natural materials and corn-based PLA. The bag is made of industrial compostable biopolymer, TUV Austria, and OK Compost certified. The company says Arrive Alive® Eco keeps flowers fresh and reduces water consumption and flower waste in the flower chain.
Chrysal references the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The company says climate change is an important global issue, explaining that sustainability is deeply ingrained in its corporate culture. Visit www.chrysalcares.com for more information.
Watch Chrysal’s sustainability video HERE
Chrysal looks forward to meeting you at the IFTF show (stand B2.41) and the Trade Fair Aalsmeer (stand 1.1. and 1.2.)