We always aim to be as environmentally conscious as we can and are always looking for new ways in which we can improve. We want to reduce landfill and use recyclable alternatives wherever and however we can!
You may have noticed some changes to our packaging over the last months', including our new Coola Box! The Coola Box is super cool and works in a similar way to the Wool Pouch that we used to use, it insulates by trapping air inside. This design, along with ice packs, helps maintain a cool temperature to transport these items to our foodies.
The Coola Box is made from 70% recycled cardboard and FSC certified pulp. It has been trialed and tested to keep produce within cool temperature ranges to ensure our deliveries always arrive in top condition for our Foodies.
Once flattened, the cardboard boxes can be left for your weekly/fortnightly kerbside recycling collection. We don’t collect the boxes for reuse, due to the inability to safely sanitise the product to meet our strict health and safety standards.
The trays that our MADE meals come in are made from 80% recycled plastic. Once you have enjoyed the meal, the tray can be popped into your kerbside recycling.
Our ice packs are one of the most important parts of making sure your food arrives in tip top shape! Food safety is super important to us, so we've made a few changes to our ice packs to match up our food safety priorities with our sustainability goals.
All of our ice packs are filled with 100% pure New Zealand water - you can use this to water any house plants, or your garden! The ice packs are also great to reuse for picnics, filling summer chilly bins, soothing aches and sprains - or even donating to your local sports club or food bank!
Alternatively, you can empty the water down the sink, the plastic lining can then be put into soft plastics recycling. You can learn more about our very own Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme here!
To find out more about our packaging and what to do with it, check out this here.
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