Here at Real Food Direct we believe that helping the environment we live in is an important part of every-day life.
We use several different methods of packaging to ensure the product arrives to you fresh with as little impact on the environment as possible.
The I am eco™ Retail Bags are used for the majority of our dry goods and are 100% biodegradable and compostable (once tin tie is removed). The lining and window is also made from bio plastic and all materials are sourced from sustainable and ethical sources.
These can be easily resealed using the tin tie to keep your product fresh.
Brown Paper 'Block Bottoms'
Made from brown paper. Another type of packaging used, mainly for flour, oats and lentils. The top of the block bottom is folded down and then sealed with eco-friendly brown paper tape which is made from brown crepe paper with natural rubber and resins based adhesive.
Eden Green Bioplastic Press-Lock Bags
We use Bioplastic Bags for various products that are susceptible to leaking or letting off moisture. These bags are made from 100% biodegradable starch resin. Resins are manufactured in Europe, and composting is certified by AIB Vincotte International in Belgium.
The bioplastic bags are made from a mixture of PE (plastic) resin pellets and biodegradable pellets which are made from natural plant fibres, like bamboo
leaves, corn leaves etc. depending on what crops are harvested during different times of the year.
The bio-plastic bags are a stronger alternative for cornstarch bags. Not suitable for home composting, but they are fully biodegradable.
Please note that any biodegradable material, whether cornstarch, sugarcanefibre, wheatfibre, bioplastic, palmfibre or grassfibre, none of them can be recycled together with "real" plastics. Commercial recyclers know how to deal with this. If the recyclers don't want the alternative plastics, best option is then
taking the goods to the landfill, where it will decompose in due time.
Hint- Our bioplastic bags look just like plastic but are completely biodegradable!
Your order will be packed in different forms of packaging depending on the items in your order
Some of our products including some bulk options (2kg, 3kg and 5kg) may be packed in plastic, to preserve product integrity. If you prefer your order packed in paper or bioplastic please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number