If you would like to know how your items are packaged, each product page features a tab which will advise you of the type of packaging used and whether it is recyclable.
Whilst many food products will require a plastic-based outer film, we make a conscious effort to stock products and work with manufacturers who are either using a biodegradable or compostable alternative where possible, or who are working towards 100% recyclable packaging. Many of our suppliers are already achieving this, and we are only too proud to be helping share their great products and environmental values with the rest of the world!
Vegicatessen only uses recyclable packaging for all shipments. We use either shredded cardboard or a compostable polystyrene alternative inside of our boxes and all of our tape is recyclable gum paper tape.
Whilst we make every effort to work with suppliers who are also aligned with our environmental ethos, occasionally we do receive non-recyclable packaging with our stock. In an effort to ensure safer shipping and reduced product handling we may on occasions send our packages out with the original supplier packaging. This can both improve our delivery service and avoids adding waste to landfill unnecessarily.
There is no longer a requirement for non-recyclable packaging in the online shopping industry and we intend to set the standard where environmental impact is concerned.