21st April 2017 by Sophie
We've designed our packaging to take great care of your snacks and carefully picked materials that are sensitive to the environment, so here's 3 reasons to feel great about your graze box on earth day.
We're really proud of our graze box. The card is really strong, so it's great at looking after your snacks, and we use as little material as possible (compare it to a normal cardboard box and you'll see what we mean).
Our thin card comes from sustainable forests, which is 100% biodegradable. Not only that, but we don’t use any glue to build our graze boxes. In fact, the box itself, the address label and the plastic banding are all 100% recyclable.
Please recycle with your other paper and cardboard.find out more about the cardboard we use
Our punnets are made of 50% recycled plastic. Check if your council will accept them with your normal recycling by clicking here. They also make perfect punnet planters for a graze box herb garden!
The plastic film lid isn't recyclable at the moment because it contains a special material with a perfect seal to keep your snacks fresh.
We're always interested in new developments, and should a reliable, recyclable alternative become available, we'll be on it faster than you can say "biodegradable". In the mean time though, you can pop them in with your usual rubbish.Recycle check
The little nutrition booklet that comes in your box is also made with paper from sustainable forests as well as being 100% biodegradable & 100% recyclable.
Please recycle with your other paper and cardboard.
image credit to @biibanca
Could the snack punnets be made of cardboard instead?
Unfortunately, using cardboard for each individual snack would mean they wouldn't be sealed, which would affect the quality of the snack as well as the shelf life. This is why we've used plastic punnets and lids.
Can the graze boxes or snack punnets be sent back to be reused?
We've had a few suggestions along these lines and we agree it would be great to offer this service.
Unfortunately, whilst lots of grazers are keen to be able to return their boxes, most people feel uncomfortable about receiving punnets which have been used before. As a result of this, we decided not to look into this idea.
If you're looking for ways to reuse your boxes and snack punnets yourself, we have heaps of exciting craft ideas sent to us by grazers themselves!10 graze box craft projects
By Sophie, graze blogger.
Sophie is our London-based blogger, queen of content and all things writing at graze HQ! She loves working with the taste expert team to bring their recipes out into the world.
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