I was intrigued by a company I came across this week called ‘Graze‘. They sell healthy snacks for ‘grazing’ and deliver them to your home or workplace.
You can order things like fresh fruit, olives, nuts, seeds and crackers. All designed to keep you away from the vending machine and your body in good shape!
Designed to fit through a standard letterbox, the boxes they use to deliver are cardboard, and I could see from a photograph on their website some kind of plastic film covering them.
Naturally I wanted to find out more so asked what type of plastic they use as the film in the graze boxes.
Here is their response:
Hi Mrs Green,
Thanks for getting in touch.
Our plastic punnets are made from PET 1 which is the same type of plastic as plastic bottles so these should be fine to recycle. Our punnets lids are made from mostly PET 1 but we can’t always fully guarantee it, so you might want to speak to your council about this. We’ve looked into the possibility of using biodegradable material, and as soon as there’s a reliable source which can be composted in the UK we’re keen to investigate this possibility further.
Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.
All the best,
So it looks like Graze are aware of environmental issues and are keen to investigate better packaging in the future. Let’s hope we see some improvements soon; it would be marvellous if they could provide a fully compostable film and customers could send back the cardboard boxes for reuse.
What about you? Have you investigated any packaging recently and spotted some good finds? If you’ve found some truly zero waste beauties then don’t forget to register on our Zero Waste Shopping site and tell the world about it!
And talking of food and waste; are you all signed up for National Zero Waste Week? All you have to do is pledge to reduce your food waste and come back and let us know how you got on. There are 2 x £50 vouchers for two lucky winners.
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