Definitely our most Frequently Asked Question from customers is… "I am trying to reduce my plastic. How will my order be packaged?”
We are very pleased to be able to say that here at Real Food Direct we are also trying to reduce our plastic use. We care about our environment and we LOVE that you guys do too! So what we are doing…
I am eco™ retail bags
In 2018 we found the I am eco™ tin tied bag. The I am eco™ range of packaging is dedicated to ensuring minimal environmental impact. From sourcing materials and manufacturing to distribution and end-of-life disposal, every stage of the product’s life has been developed to minimise environmental impact.
I am eco™ retail bags include a tin-tie for easy resealing and a window for premium presentation of the products. The bags are brown paper and are biodegradable and compostable. Please note that the tin-tie must be discarded prior to composting.
100% biodegradable and compostable
Made with board sourced purely from sustainable and ethical sources.
Lining is made from bioplastic (PLA).
Bio-film lining offers a fully biodegradable and compostable alternative to standard Retail Bags
Easy re-sealing with the tin-tie option
Flat-packed for easy storage, and free-standing when filled with product
Currently at Real Food Direct about 95% of the products we package on site are now packed in I am eco™ bags.
There are a few products that are still not suitable for these bags for a couple of reasons. Some of the products yet to be transitioned into I am Eco bags (and still being packed into plastic zip lock bags) are:
Too Oily = Ground Almonds, Ground Linseed, L.S.A., Lecithin
Too moist = Drained Ginger, Prunes
Too aromatic = Organic Spirulina, Kelp Powder, Turmeric.