What are HelloFresh doing to reduce plastic?

This year we’ve been working on plastic packaging from two separate angles. The first is by reducing the overall amount of plastic. For example, in the UK we are replacing larger plastic trays for certain vegetables and meat with ‘skin packs’ that use less material. 

We are also systematically replacing plastic that is more difficult to recycle with plastic that can be widely recycled. we are replacing black plastic packaging where possible with clear packaging to increase the amount that can be recycled. 

The PET liners are an innovative solution that gives old plastic bottles a second life by repurposing them for thermal isolation. This year in the UK we have reduced the thickness of the liner giving us an annual secondary packaging plastic reduction of 28%.

We are constantly working on ways to reduce our plastic use but we also need to take into account, the quality and freshness of our ingredients. It all takes a little time, but we are well on our way and we have already reduced our ingredient packaging plastic by 45 tonnes with the reduction of plastic trays.

 

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This year we’ve been working on plastic packaging from two separate angles. The first is by reducing the overall amount of plastic. For example, in the UK we are replacing larger plastic trays for ...

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