Our Eco Values
One of our high priority objectives as a business is to ensure we are doing our bit to help the global fight against climate change. As a start-up business, we admit we do not have unlimited resources and finances at our disposal to be where we would like to be currently. However, every decision we make takes into consideration how we can get one step closer.
Here's a list of all the packaging we use to send your meals over to you.
|Item||Material||What to do?|
|Shipping Box||Contains 80% recycled material, 20% wood from sustainable sources (FSC accredited)||Reusable, widely recycled|
|Insulation||Contains 100% recycled newspaper||Widely recycled|
|Coolant Packs||Coolant gel is non-toxic and harmless to the environment.
Outer film is LDPE 4.
|Gel packs can be refrozen and reused.
Gel can be poured down sink, outer film can be recycled (rinse first).
|Meal Sleeve||Brown kraft board (carbon balanced - World Land Trust™)||Widely recycled|
|Keep Dry Bags||Plant based materials||Can be used in your kitchen caddy, 100% biodegradable (complies with EN 13432)|
|Meal Tray||High percentage of recycled CPET (see below)||Widely recycled|
|Meal Tray Film||Polyester||Recyclable (check with local authority)|
|Air Cushions||Plant based materials||Compostable, 100% biodegradable (complies with EN 13432)|
|Packing Peanuts||Starch||Compostable, 100% biodegradable, and dissolvable in water.|
Our meal trays are some of the most sustainable in the industry. They are manufactured in the UK using an average of 85% recycled PET post-consumer content. The colour of the trays is usually olive green, however the tone of green can vary depending on the different colours of recycled content.
What's even better, existing UK recycling infrastructure can easily detect and sort these trays so they can be returned back into the mixed recycling stream to be recycled into new trays!
Our chosen courier service DPD have an ongoing carbon neutral commitment when delivering our parcels to you. They have strived towards this goal by improving the efficiency of their transport network and using alternative fuel vehicles.
We use Simply Waste Solutions to help us take away our business waste. They have a "zero waste to landfill" policy. All unrecycled waste is converted into energy to power homes and businesses.
Our future commitment is to ensure we are a carbon neutral business with little to no use of plastics in our packaging. We are currently part way there, but we have ongoing plans to ensure we get there as quickly as possible.