All of our packaging material is plastic-free. We use kraft paper bags for most dried produce and home compostable plant film for dried fruit, spices, and ground coffee. If you get a clear bag in your order which looks suspiciously like plastic, it is this home compostable film 🙂
We’ve tested the plant film in our own compost and it takes 12-16 weeks to break down. If you don’t have compost you can tear it up and bury it in the ground if you have your own garden, or you’re welcome to return it to us and we’ll add it to our compost.
The kraft paper bags can be recycled if they have not absorbed oils from the food, or composted otherwise.
We use cardboard boxes and paper tape to send your packages, and sometimes use paper padding to add a little cushioning to the boxes. This padding is reused from parcels we receive or the paper sacks which our bulk produce comes in. If you have a food allergy there is a checkbox on the cart page to let us know and then we won’t use any produce sacks from allergens.