Update on Sustainable Packaging
At The Chef’s Garden, sustainability matters, including being environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and economically viable. We believe in and practice regenerative farming techniques, boosting carbon sequestration and benefiting the planet.
Over the years, we’ve been working on making our packaging increasingly more sustainable. Years ago, for example, we shifted from white boxes and paper to brown, which is more environmentally friendly.
More recently than that, we conducted a series of tests to see whether or not wrapping our produce in eco-friendly brown paper met with our high food safety standards. Before implementing this change, we performed quality control testing, including through the use of temperature-measuring computer chips on shipments made for testing purposes.
After obtaining results that confirmed the safety of this procedure and also receiving excellent feedback from a sampling of clients, we made the switch—confident that this packaging is good for the environment while also being safe and good for you, your diners and the product itself.
Starting in January 2020, all of our plastic containers will be switched over from various #s to PET #1s, which are widely accepted at all recycling centers.
Plus, you can find quickly retail stores, municipal recycling centers and private recyclers that accept plastic bags and film packaging. You just enter your zip code here to find places nearest you. In general, most recycling centers don’t require that you remove labels from a product prior to tossing it in a recycling bin.
Sustainable packaging matters!