Here at Green Pasture Farms, looking after the planet is our top priority.
That’s why we practice regenerative agriculture, and keep transport use to the minimum by getting the meat direct to you from farm to fork.
We have taken great care in selecting the packaging that we use to ensure that it has the smallest possible impact in terms of waste and carbon footprint.
The boxes are printed locally on recycled cardboard, and taped with paper tape, which means it can in turn be recycled again by your local council.
We use Eco-Chill Ice Packs by Puffin Packaging. They are made with Bio-Marine Content (which produces 5 x lower Carbon Footprint). The gel is totally inert and non toxic, the wrapper 100% recyclable.
Our wool liners are also made by Puffin Packaging. The wool is not only a highly effective insulator, but is 100% biodegradable and compostable. Even better, the liners are reusable, so if you wish you can return them to us and we’ll credit you with a discount voucher as a thank you!
The trays themselves are cardboard, and so can be recycled or composted. The absorbent pads and cling-film are not recyclable unfortunately, but are necessary to ensure your sausages arrive in tip top condition! We are researching and testing alternatives.
We have found that a liner bag is necessary to ensure the contents stay cold and the box dry. We are researching and testing compostable/recyclable alternatives that do an equally effective job, and hope to replace these ASAP. In the meantime you could re-purpose as bin bags if possible rather than disposing of immediately.
We do aim to be 100% plastic free in the future, but currently there just isn’t a plastic free solution that ensures your meat arrives in perfect condition.
The best compromise we’ve found so far are new recyclable plastic vacuum packs.
We are in a transition phase, using up old vacuum packs, and also the recyclable ones aren’t currently available in all the sizes we need.
To avoid confusion, the recyclable plastic vacuum packs have “recyclable plastic” printed on them. The normal ones do not.
This set up ensures that your meat arrives in perfect condition every time, comes at an economical price, and has a very minimal impact on the environment.
That said, we are constantly looking for new alternatives, and aim to be 100% plastic free, reusable and/or biodegradable ASAP!