I’m beginning to get more and more requests from people to reduce the amount of plastic bags that are used in their fruit and veggie order. Compared with the supermarkets, I think it is safe to say, we use less packaging and plastic than they do. The supermarkets love anything with a barcode on it, as it makes it easier for the consumer to use the self-checkout which equates to less labour costs for them, and higher profits. Plastic bags also make it easier to weigh the produce at the checkout, so items such as apples, oranges, bananas, potatoes, onions and so on, end up being placed in a plastic bag, and disposed of, as soon as you get them home.
Our main consideration when using plastic bags, is to keep the produce as fresh as possible between the time it leaves our warehouse, and the time it arrives at your door. Once in your fridge, items such as broccoli, beans, baby spinach and salad mix are going to keep much better in the fridge, if they are in a bag. The alternative is to place the items in reusable bags, or airtight containers.
I am currently considering the possibility of using reusable bags for beans, snow peas and sugar snaps. These items can’t really be placed in the box loose, but don’t really need to be in plastic to stay fresh between the warehouse and your door. I’m very interested in what people think, so please let me know.
Have a great week,
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