Despite efforts from governments, manufacturers and supermarkets, plastic is still an issue when it comes to food packaging. The amounts used to preserve and protect our favourite foods is obscene and the general quantity of plastic thrown away each year by the world’s population is enough to circle the Earth four times*. Although alternatives can be used, such as paper bags for fresh fruit and vegetables, plants can also be used to create a plastic substitute which looks identical to plastic but is 100% biodegradable.
Here at Nutley’s we are all about reducing, reusing and recycling when possible, so the new products that we have launched on nutleyskitchengardens.co.uk are something we think you will greatly appreciate.
Firstly, there is the NEW Nutley’s Biodegradable Deli Food Storage Boxes in 8oz and 16oz. These food containers are made from plants, not plastic, making them compostable and contain 79% less embodied carbon than its plastic counterparts. The product breaks down in less than 12 weeks in industrial composting and is safe to use, non toxic. The boxes are also very strong and sturdy offering the same results as oil-based products but are made with plant-based PLA.
The boxes could be used for containing fresh produce from the garden, home-made dishes, sprouting seeds and are equipped for storing foods at many temperatures; holding foods up to 50°C and being freezer-proof for single uses. Ideal for lunches and deserts, deli boxes, food containers and biodegradable freezer cartons.
8oz (227ml): 12.5cm (L) x 5.5cm (H) x 8.0cm (W)
16oz (455ml): 14.5cm (L) x 7.0cm (H) x 10.0cm (W).
If it is not a containers that you are after, why not try our biodegradable and resealable freezer bags? The 250ml and 500ml bags are ideal for storing portion sizes of your home grown fruit, herbs and vegetables. They are also suitable for freezing and storing all kinds of other foods, including baby foods and purees, dried goods such as coffee, beans, Parmesan, dried herbs, spices, and home-made sauces. Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate.
Made from 100% biodegradable starch polymers and cellulose, the bags can be washed and reused many times over and the whole bag - including the zip seal - will biodegrade naturally when finally disposed of. The bags are easy to label with a marker pen and come in multiple quantities (10, 20, 50, 100).
Cutting down the amount of plastic that we use is seriously important for us as a generation, but also for generations.
Did you know?
- Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.*
- 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.*
- Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate.*
- Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year (source: Brita)
- It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.*
For more information on these biodegradable products, visit our specialist kitchen and garden store or follow the links below.
Nutley's Biodegradable Deli Food Storage Boxes 8oz click here.
Nutley's Biodegradable Deli Food Storage Boxes 16oz click here.
Nutley's 250ml Biodegradable Freezer Food Bags click here.
Nutley's 500ml Biodegradable Freezer Food Bags click here.
* sourced from www.ecowatch.com