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About On the way to PlanetProof


Certification scheme Plant Products


Prepared and processed products

After a product is produced, it often doesn’t come directly to you. For example, candy roots from the fresh produce section are peeled, mushrooms cut, and cheese aged. Processors of On the Way to PlanetProof milk and vegetables must be certified to be able to make and sell these types of products. Only when producers meet all the requirements of the On the way to PlanetProof scheme prepared and processed, the label may be displayed on the packaging. What are these requirements? We will explain it to you.

Processors and workers ensure that: 

  • the cheese and butter consists of at least 90% of one raw material. This raw material is fully On the way to PlanetProof, Organic and/or EKO certified;
  • their packaging is recyclable;
  • all waste is separated.


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A jar of sustainability 

A product almost always has packaging. In many cases there is no other way: it is better protected and has a longer shelf life. On the way to PlanetProof has requirements for this. Processors are strictly monitored for the packaging of their products. 

Because more sustainable packaging is certainly possible. For example, the packaging must be easy to recycle. This can be done, for example, by avoiding polluting substances. Also, the closure of the packaging must not be made of metal. 

And what about the waste processing of the producer? Vegetable residues, for example, must be disposed of completely separately. They can then be reused in animal feed, on the compost heap, or in fermentation. 

Did you know…

There are special milk tankers that collect only On the way to PlanetProof milk? This milk is processed separately from other milk flows into certified On the way to PlanetProof dairy products such as (butter) milk, custard, and butter.

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Green choice 

In addition to the mandatory requirements, processors and processors must obtain points for several choice measures. For example, the use of green gas and green energy, but also the use of a sustainable transport company. One such company has been awarded a Lean and Green award. This means that the vehicles limit their CO2 emissions. Another option is the purchase of sustainably produced auxiliary materials (such as vegetable oil).

What are sustainable additives? 

An additive is a substance that is used in production but is not a component of the new product. Think for example of vegetable oil consumption in the potato processing industry.

Sustainable additives include all products that are On the way to PlanetProof, EKO, FSC and CPO (Certified Palm Oil) certified.

Next time that you visit the supermarket, look out for products with the label On the way to PlanetProof.

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