Reducing the packaging we use at Make Kit is important to us.
Our aim is for all of our packaging to be compostable or recycled and recyclable. Where possible we will choose no packaging at all i.e. for hardier root vegetables. The good news is that using recipe kits helps to reduce kitchen wastage, full stop, hoorah!
Brown Kraft Paper Bags
We use recycled kraft paper bags for our recipe kit bags and our smaller ingredients. This is recyclable and home compostable. When mixed in home compost it will help aerate the mix, adds carbon and aids the process of decomposition.
The clear bags we use are made of cornstarch or wood pulp. Not plastic! We use these for salad leaves, herbs, dried ingredients, our homemade pestos and some sauces. These biodegrade in your food waste. Do not put into recycling.
We are moving away from these with new clear wood pulp sachets. However, some ingredients travel best in pots and we have yet to find an alternative so we do use these occasionally. Good news is these can be washed out and put into your mixed recycling.
Insulated Pouches, Ice Packs, Cardboard Boxes
All are recyclable and you can reuse the ice packs yourself. If recycling make sure the water is removed by piercing and draining in the sink.
Occasionally we use clingfilm to protect veg and for our small pots, as we need to secure these for transport. We are working on developing alternative solutions. Dispose in general waste.
Stickers and Tape
These are made from recycled materials and can be recycled.