Kyröntarhat Oy, which produce salads and herbs under the Vihreäkeiju brand, are the first food producers to sell coriander, packaged in carbon-neutral wood-based plastic and make it available to consumers. The packaging material is a Finnish innovation called Woodly®. The herbs will be available in selected K-Market stores in Turku region in 3.2 2021. Consumers will recognize the new packaging from the Woodly logo found on the packaging material.
“After learning from our packaging supplier that such a great, locally-created innovation is available, we were immediately eager to test the material with our products. It is great to bring packaging into the everyday lives of consumers, which will help save the environment and make the circular economy more efficient. Choosing Woodly® packaging material sends a strong message to consumers about Vihreäkeiju’s pioneering spirit and responsibility.” says Kyröntarhat Oy’s CEO Tomi Levonen.
“It is great to be able to work with Vihreäkeiju to make Woodly® packaging available to consumers. Replacing fossil plastics with bio-based plastics is a long-term project and needs to be done on a company-by-company basis. Leaders like Vihreäkeiju play a big role in this work” says Jaakko Kaminen, CEO of Woodly.
Woodly® is a new type of wood-based, carbon-neutral material and can be used to reduce the use of fossil raw materials. The main raw material for Woodly material comes from certified coniferous forests, which are managed in accordance with international ecological and ethical standards. Products made from it can be sorted into plastic recycling or mixed waste after use.
Jaakko Kaminen, President and CEO, Woodly Oy
Tel. + 358 40 590 0035
Tomi Levonen, President and CEO, Kyröntarhat Oy
Tel. +358 400 148194
About Woodly Oy
Woodly Oy is a Finnish company developing materials technology, whose commercial product is a new type of wood based on wood cellulose – Woodly®. The properties of Woodly material are similar to conventional fossil plastics, but are carbon neutral and recyclable. In addition to packaging, it can be used to make products for various uses.
Vihreäkeiju is a brand that produces lettuce and herbs from Honkatarhat Oy and Kyröntarhat Oy, whose greenhouses are located in Honkajoki, Pöytyä and Marttila. Honkatarhat Oy, which focuses on lettuce cultivation, has a cultivation area of 4.1 ha and the company employs about 30 people. Kyröntarho, with a focus on herbs, is located in Pöytyä, has a cultivation area of about 2.7 ha and employs about 25 people. The companies belong to the Finnish LM Green Holding Group, whose main owner is the family company Laihian Mallas Oy.