The EU bio standard for banana production allows the industry to grow bananas using 704 kilograms of plastic waste per hectare/year, which means the entire industry uses 4,614,400,000 kilograms of plastic per year.
Read more about our plastic-free farming and packaging.
In addition, plane fumigation is increasing farms’ CO2 footprint.
In our region, there are an average of 36 fumigations a year, equivalent to 5,500 liters of kerosene.
In 2019, we decided to stop using plane fumigation to improve our carbon footprint.
Read more about our sustainability initiatives.