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StixFresh & Shelf Defense

An all-natural and safe formulation applied on a sticker to extend the shelf-life of fresh produce by 2-weeks

April 2022
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StixFresh & Shelf Defense by Ryp Labs implemented by Walmart in Costa Rica (Costa Rica) in 2020

-55 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 10 months

StixFresh & Shelf Defense

An all-natural and safe formulation applied on a sticker to extend the shelf-life of fresh produce by 2-weeks

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date April 4, 2022
From United States
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 2 - Commercial Trial Small Scale

Ryp Labs is a food and crop protection company developing and commercializing biomimicry solutions to combat global food waste, sustainably and safely. Their food-safe sticker, StixFresh, can extend the shelf life of fresh produce by up to two weeks, by simply peeling and applying the sticker to the produce. The sachets and sheets formats, Shelf Defense, can be placed in clamshells and other container formats to protect smaller fruits such as berries and grapes from premature rotting. These solutions can be used at any point along the produce supply chain including post-harvest handling, storage, processing, packaging, distribution, retail and the end-consumer stage. All materials involved, including stickers, can be recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. The products have a high potential of experiencing mass-market adoption in both developed and developing markets.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Can extend the shelf-life of fresh produce by up to 2-weeks
  • The technology has been shown to reduce losses by up to 83%
  • Has the potential to save 96.6 million tonnes of fruits and vegetables from ending up in landfills every year
  • Can eliminate 219 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year

The Financial Benefits

  • Customers can see up to 440% ROI when using the Solution
  • Can save end-consumers over 200 euros per year of otherwise wasted fruits and vegetables

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  • Headquarters
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Company Profile

Ryp Labs

An all-natural, safe and sustainable formulation on a simple sticker that can keep fruit fresh up to 2-weeks longer.

Headquarters Kirkland, WA 98033, USA
Type Startup or self-employed
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