We care about the environment and have maximised our usage of reusable, recyclable and compostable packaging materials.
Glass: Kilner jars which are recyclable and reusable.
Please visit www.kilnerjar.co.uk for reuse ideas.
PLA: (polylactic acid) the food packaging of the future.
A non toxic, plant based compostable bioplastic which is renewable and produces lower carbon emissions in manufacture than oil based plastics.
Compostable packaging needs to be in composting conditions in order to compost. Industrial composting creates the perfect balance of microbes, moisture and warmth, so that compostable packaging can be included in food waste recycling. Home composting conditions vary with the skill of the householder, so we don’t make any claims there, but there have been successful trials using hot compost bins.
By choosing compostables, foodservice businesses can actively drive changes in UK recycling. The more compostables there are in use, the more we can work with the waste sector to extend collections UK-wide.
For more information about this please visit www.vegware.com
Woolcool: to insulate and protect our chilled deliveries
100% felted sheep’s wool, a sustainable, biodegradable, compostable, recyclable natural insulation to keep your order at its freshest during delivery.
Wool fibres are incredibly effective at absorbing moisture from the air which minimises humidity and condensation to maintain stable temperatures. The recyclable food grade wrap which encloses the wool in Woolcool is micro-perforated to allow the fibres to breathe and create the natural cooling system.
You can reuse the wool for many things at home.
Please visit www.woolcool.com for a huge list of ideas.
If you aren’t looking to re-use the Woolcool Liners, simply remove the plastic liner, this can be put in with the standard plastic recycling, then just put the wool liner into either a compost bin (if available) or dig into the soil in the garden, as the wool will release valuable nitrates back into the soil as it breaks down. Some local authorities will accept the wool in household garden waste bins; it is just a matter of checking with the local council to find out what recycling facilities are available in your area -even if the wool is going into the general waste, it will break down in landfill.