When you are trying to decide which meal kit service is the best for you, there are many factors you will want to consider. Different people have different priorities that will influence their decision.
Some people are most interested in the range of choice on the menu. Others might have dietary requirements that they want to know will be catered for. Another factor that is increasingly affecting people’s decision is how eco-friendly the company is.
As climate change and its effects on the world become more of a talking point and a reality, people are trying to make decisions that make less of an impact on the environment.
The meal kit industry is one that has always kept up with an ever-changing list of dietary requirements and lifestyle choices. There are many companies too, like Hello Fresh, that is constantly changing and updating their boxes and packaging to lessen the impact that they make on the environment.
Our experiences with Hello Fresh have shown our team that as a company, they are making every effort to be eco-friendly.
Read on to find out a little bit more Hello Fresh and recycling.
The Hello Fresh box interior:
There are two different components to the Hello Fresh box interior. You will find a honeycomb paperboard with a pulper-safe metalized film which is fully recyclable. Depending on the weather and your contents you might also receive different types of liners.
The Winter FlexFoil liner which is metallic plastic needs to be placed straight in the trash. If you receive a Winter Kraft Paperlite liner, this can be included with your curbside recyclables. If you receive a Summer Jute and Cotton liner, you will need to cut the top off the plastic film then remove the cotton interior which will need to be placed in the trash. The plastic film is recyclable.
Hello Fresh box recycling:
The Hello Fresh delivery box is made using durable cardboard which is composed of recycled and virgin fibers and is fully recyclable. It is just a matter of folding the box flat and discarding it with any other household recyclables.
Hello Fresh box contents recycling:
Each Hello Fresh delivery includes at least one ice-gel pack, depending on your order. These can be reused and kept in your freezer. Alternatively, if you want to throw them away, cut a corner off the top of each pack and empty the gel in the trash. You can then recycle the plastic pack.
Each meal kit comes with ingredients sorted in paper bags and meal kit separators.
The paper bags are both recyclable and compostable. The cardboard separators are completely recyclable and can be included with your curbside recycling.
For many, there is a genuine concern that meal kit services use excess packaging in their deliveries. However, companies such as Hello Fresh are making every effort to be as eco-friendly as possible.
Whenever we have used Hello Fresh, we have been impressed with how much of their packaging can be recycled. It is also important to remember that when you use a meal kit delivery service, you are receiving meals that are portion controlled. So another big factor to consider is that by using a meal kit delivery service such as Hello Fresh, you will be also reducing your household food waste.