All of our packaging material is plastic-free. We use home compostable plant film for most products as it provides a good barrier against air and moisture. It performs a lot of the same protective function that plastic does but breaks down completely in home compost. 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.
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.