Return Your Packaging
Caring for the world around us is at the heart of Gazegill Organics and we have taken care in choosing packaging that supports our planet. We hope that you can appreciate our efforts and understand that in choosing to order with us, together, we can reduce plastic in the food industry and minimise our carbon footprint. We take the life cycle of our packaging into account and make sure that it is as effective as possible whilst being economically viable for all of us.
We are constantly in search of the best eco-friendly packaging and trying to be as innovative as possible whilst keeping our meat fresh and achieve our goal to reduce waste and be plastic free.
Below you can find a list of the ways we are managing to do both. New products are quickly being developed to accommodate proactive recyclers and eco-conscious consumers and as we will evolve we aim to provide a food delivery service that can meet all the requirements of our customers.
Cardboard Boxes: We support a local cardboard manufacturer that prints and delivers our recycled and recyclable cardboard box to us just a few miles down the road. Then by hand a member of staff constructs every single one ready for your order to be packed up. We are working toward using paper tape to provide extra security and structural integrity. This makes the box 100% recyclable. You can now dispose of the entire box as is by using your local council’s paper/cardboard waste collection service, visit a tip or add it to your compost.
The boxes cannot be reused by us - this is something we are investigating but ideally we would be running our own courier service to manage this effectively. We also have to consider damage as a result of tape and the cross contamination of goods.
How to recycle: Cardboard. Repurpose/Dispose of with paper and cardboard collection according to local council guidelines/Add to compost.
Wool liner: We have researched the most sustainable material for us to keep your orders cool and reduce our carbon footprint. We have tried using plastic foil liners which proved effective, they were lightweight and a great way to insulate however the type of plastic used to do so and the amount we needed has become a burden to our customers and the environment. We have found, at a steep cost but the most effective and sustainable form of insulation is wool liner; unrivalled in the world of food deliveries. You can return these to us and we can reuse them.
Puffin Eco Ice pack: Collect 5 and return with a minimum of 20 wool liners (Please add no more than 5 gel packs to the liners as the return service is weight sensitive).
How to recycle: Return or dispose with other general waste according to local council guidelines.
We currently use strong plastic bags to maintain the temperature of our products and reduce liquid damage to the cardboard. We are in the process of finding the best compostable/recyclable alternative for us which we are not too far from refining but we ask that if possible you reuse them in your home as bin bags or carrier bags.
How to recycle: Plastic, attempt to re-purpose/Add to general waste according to local council guidelines.
We use waste sugar pulp trays and lids which are 100% biodegradable.
- How to recycle: Rinse and recycle/add to your compost.
We are moving to a 100% biodegradable vacuum pack, which means can keep meat fresh in transit as well as help the planet with sustainable packaging.
How to recycle: Rinse and dispose with other general waste according to local council guidelines.
In summary, the items to be returned are:
Wool Liners (minimum of 20)
Please only return a minimum of 20 wool liners, and as many ice packs as you can also fit in a box. If any less is returned to us in a box, we are losing money, and will have to stop offering this service. If you have this amount you would like to return, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a collection for you.