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Riverford replaces one million plastic bags with compostable packaging

Organic grocery box delivery service Riverford is to replace 1.25 million plastic bags each year with home compostable alternatives. The move marks another step in Riverford’s plan to… View Article

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Riverford replaces one million plastic bags with compostable packaging

Organic grocery box delivery service Riverford is to replace 1.25 million plastic bags each year with home compostable alternatives.

The move marks another step in Riverford’s plan to supply all fresh fruit and vegetables in compostable packaging where packaging is needed.

The home compostable alternatives are being supplied by TIPA. To limit carbon emissions, Riverford chose to connect TIPA with packaging converter Brayford to keep its existing local supply chain. Due to the success of the three-way partnership, Riverford has now placed an additional order of over one million compostable bags for the year ahead.

Matthew Mountfield, senior buyer at Riverford, said: “Sustainability is a huge focus for our business, and something that is incredibly important to our customers. In 2018, we conducted a survey and found that 82.5% of our customers already compost their food or garden waste. This encouraged us to seek out compostable alternatives to plastic to reduce the amount of packaging going to landfill.”

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