Did you know that 1/3 of all food produced globally - 1.3 billion tonnes is wasted every year. Food wastage is responsible for over 7% of greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of landfill.
Recipe boxes are fantastic at reducing food waste. Where they aren't as good is packaging. We know this and are working hard to find alternative solutions (compostables, paper, biodegradables etc) that are better for both our customers and the environment.
A lot of our packaging is actually recyclable and we also offer a free returns service for our boxes, insulation and ice packs using Collect+. This is the best solution as we are able to reuse these again and again creating a circular economy of packaging.
We have pledged to be plastic free by 2020! We won't however do this at the expense of the environment. Making fast changes without properly evaluating both the positive and negative outcomes could have a bigger impact in the future.