Packaging

We’re very aware of the need to avoid single-use plastic wherever we can, but packing a mixed box with vegetables and dry goods requires that some things get water-proof wrapping, and at the moment, that often means plastic – although we are using some HOME COMPOSTABLE bags (made from sugar starch) for larger items. We’ll replace other, smaller plastic bags with really biodegradable and affordable alternatives, when we find them – and we’ll share our stock with producers where that’s possible.

We re-use as much as possible. That means you need to return boxes, cold bags and cold blocks to us – we use second hand plastic bottles to make cold blocks, and second-hand plastic bags to separate (say) meat & dairy in your cold bag. Some of our egg producers can re-use egg boxes.