Veg Box Packaging

We follow the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ mantra for our VegBox packaging. Find out more below….

REDUCE

  • We minimise the requirement for packaging by weighing many items straight into your bags, including roots and brassicas.
  • We only use packaging where it is necessary to protect the item, or maintain it’s freshness. This includes greens, mushrooms and soft fruits.

  • We chose packaging based on its ability to protect the product (we don’t want to end up causing food waste), how it is made, and how it can be reused or recycled.

REUSE

  • Our jute bags can be reused many times. Please help us get the most use out of them by leaving them out for our drivers to collect. If you need to stop ordering, we will be happy to come and collect bags, or you can drop them to your nearest pick up point.
  • We can reuse punnets and sleeves still in good condition, just leave them out with your jute bag! Or re-use them at home, as handy food-waste tubs for clearing your kitchen tops.

RECYCLE

Punnets and sleeves – Our punnets are made from recycled paper and the sleeves are made from cardboard so both can be recycled and composted by your local council. Just pop in to your paper waste.

Produce bags – From September 2019:
– Salad and herbs will be packaged in biodegradable bags. Dispose of them with your landfill waste and they will biodegrade in 12-24 months.
– All other greens will be packaged in fully compostable bags, made from the Thistle plant. These can be used to line your food waste caddy or pop them in with your home compost. Alternatively your local council can dispose of them with your food waste.

Our Suppliers

Follow these links for more information on sustainable packaging from our suppliers:

And finally, be sure to check out our top tips on keeping your fruit and veg as fresh as possible…