Our Recyclable Packaging
We’ve been working hard to find alternatives to some of our non-recyclable packaging and strive to have as much of our packaging as possible recyclable in the coming year.
But it is not without it challenges. We would love to use 100% paper sacks on our products, however, products that contain high amounts of oils such as Sunflower Hearts and Suet Pellets can leak through paper sacks in a matter of hours.
The solution we’ve found is paper sacks with a recyclable plastic inner lining. This packaging is recyclable and stops products with heavy oils leaking.
In order to recycle these sacks, you simply need to cut each end off the bag when its empty and separate the 3 layers. Once separated, simply throw all 3 layers in your recycling bin.
We’ve recently invested in a gum tape machine that means that our packaging boxes as well as the tape, are completely recyclable. No need to strip the tape off the box when you put it in the recycle bin.
Packaging that is currently 100% recyclable:
- All of our brown boxes are fully recyclable and are made using recycled materials
- For some products we also use second hand boxes to help with our "reuse, recycle" ethos
- The paper tape used on our packaging
- The Ready Peck and Ivel Valley labels on our products
- The box liners we use in our 12.55kg and 20kg boxes
- Any of our 12.55kg products that come in paper sacks can be recycled as per the instructions above
Sustainability is always at the core of what we do, which is why we have adopted precision farming techniques throughout the farm to optimise resources required to grow all of our crops including; wheat, millet, sunflower seeds, onions, shallots, and potatoes.
We have also invested heavily in state-of-the-art storage facilities to ensure our produce is kept in the best condition for longer. This includes cold storage and controlled atmosphere storage.
Renewable energy is used to help run the stores with over 400kw of solar panels installed over the farm. We also have our own wind turbine and even use water from our very own reservoir to irrigate our farms.
Our produce is grown under the L.E.A.F. (Linking Environment and Farming) protocol, which is the leading environmental growing programme in the UK. The LEAF approach is built around the whole-farm principles of Integrated Farm Management (IFM), which achieves a balance between the best modern technology and sound traditional methods, whilst enriching the environment.