Back in Summer, we told you about 4 plastic free packaging customers of ours that ranged from ice cream producers to noodle soup makers! They had all achieved plastic free packaging with a little help from us. Now it’s nearly winter, we’re pleased to say that 4 more customers have produced completely plastic free packaging – from Gin Marshmallows to Sushi Tacos and we’re proud to say we’ve helped them along the way
1. Grown Up Marshmallows
When launching a new product, it may seem like the easy way out and the quickest way to get up and running to just opt for plastic packaging, or packaging that may not have recyclable or biodegradable properties. Well, Grown Up Marshmallows founder Janet doesn’t like to do things the easy way, oh no, Janet somehow magically makes fat-free, egg-free and gluten-free marshmallows. Not only this, she packages them in COMPLETELY COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING. If that’s not the most guilt-free treat on the planet then we don’t know what is. Here’s what Janet had to say about her amazing marshmallows and their incredible compostable packaging:
‘Are you aware of Grown Up Marshmallows ethical credentials?
It was the reason I chose Priory Press, because you could deliver my packaging according to my specifications that considered the environment. Just briefly,Grown Up Marshmallows are handmade in small batches and flavoured with organic fruit grown in rich soil on Exmoor National Park in Somerset. Maintained by Nature, pollinated by bumblebees, Exmoor’s pure fresh air and water swells our berries until they are sweet, ripe and ready to hand-pick and flavour our luxury marshmallows. No artificial colourings, flavourings or drying agents are used in the production of Grown Up Marshmallows, and the chocolate used is Fair Trade. It is as important that the packaging adheres to the same ethical philosophy as our marshmallows. Therefore, the Grown Up Marshmallow range is packaged in 100% recyclable, biodegradable, compostable material, including the bag inside, out of consideration for the planet. ‘
2. Remedy Roots
New to the PPP family and almost brand new on the market is Remedy Roots. They make beautiful herbal tea blends for all your ailments with their two most popular drinks being Chai Latte and Turmeric Latte. Originally packaged in stand up pouches, they had to make some changes to their tea packaging in order to sit on the shelves of the Food Academy trial for Supervalu. Challenged accepted!
They sourced wood-pulp film to hold and protect the tea, and came to us when they needed a completely compostable box. Yup, our board printed with vegetable based inks makes this entire packaging compostable! How wonderful. Welcome to the family Remedy Roots!
3. Vegan Treaterie
Vegan Treaterie are next on our list of Plastic Free packaging heroes, they make delicious dairy free and gluten free cookies and then package them into a completely compostable bag and then wrap around our compostable sleeve. Being vegan and a conscious consumer just got instantaneously better, and a whole lot easier!
We know what you’re thinking, surely all food to go packaging is compostable, right? Wrong. There is a common misconception that food to go packaging needs to have some kind of plastic lining in order to be food safe. We’re here to tell you that all of our packaging is food safe, and is printed on FSC food grade board. Our favourite and the world’s only Sushi Taco producers Sugoi needed a taco holder for their latest invention and innovation, and disposing of plastic was the one item NOT ON THE MENU. So we made this little taco tray for Sugoi that holds the taco neatly and allows them to stack ingredients on top. Considering they are on Just Eat, Uber Eats and have decided to start solo selling their Nori Tacos at Old Spitalfields Market in London – their tremendous tacos in their completely compostable packaging are going down a treat!