With our online store being a huge part of our business, it was crucial to make a conscious and thought-out decision around the packaging that online orders were sent in. After months of research, trialling and getting the final tick of approval from our finance team to increase our packaging spend, we came to the decision to use these innovative bamboo trays wherever possible.
By using these bamboo trays, we reduce our plastic waste by 80% using only 4g, compared to 20g for traditional trays. It's made from FSC certified bamboo, layered with a thin plastic film that can be peeled away from the fibre tray so that the two materials are easily separated. The film can be recycled through the RedCycle soft plastics system at your local supermarket and the tray can be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin or better yet, your compost or worm farm.
Bamboo requires no pesticides or fertilisers to grow, is certified home-compostable and uses a third less water to grow than cotton. Using fibre rather than plastic ensures that the end of life benefits are significant. By placing these trays into kerbside recycling after removing the lidding film, the raw material recovery rate increases to 70%, which is significantly higher than plastics.
Composting Your Bamboo Trays
If you have room for the ice gel packs in your freezer, hold onto them as they come in very handy, particularly throughout picnic and bbq season! They last twice as long as bags of ice, they are leakproof and have minimal condensation so your picnic items won’t be spoilt or damaged. We understand that if you're doing your online shop once a week, that you may have too many reusable gel packs for your freezer to handle.