We obtain this inquiry from you—our buyer neighborhood—so typically it has develop into a Ceaselessly Requested Query! We thanks as a result of we imagine it’s a query that ought to be requested! That query is:
“Is your citrus packaging recyclable?”
We perceive that it’s necessary to know not solely the place your natural produce comes from, but additionally what sustainability measures are in place to maintain our surroundings sound. Whereas we can’t discuss each piece of packaging that we’ve ever produced, we will probably be masking the most well-liked kinds of late that you just’re the most definitely to seek out on retailer cabinets.
Zippered Pouch Bag
You’ll possible discover our natural mandarins on this pack fashion. The zippered pouch baggage are #5 Recyclable; though some curbside applications might not settle for such a plastic, there are different impartial applications that may gladly take them off your arms.
Why will we use #5 plastic (polypropylene)? There are a lot of advantages that make such a plastic the only option for transport natural citrus. They’re light-weight, sturdy, and don’t break down in excessive warmth, moisture, or due to oil. All of which assist us be sure the fruit makes it to you in a single tasty piece. Whereas impartial recycling applications are solely gaining in reputation, we now have excessive hopes that they’ll develop into extra accessible to communities sooner or later.
Mesh Citrus Baggage
These mesh baggage are normally discovered holding Homegrown lemons, limes, navels, and extra citrus fruits throughout the market. In contrast to the zippered pouch, these mesh baggage are #2 Recyclable and could be processed by most neighborhood curbside applications.
Along with being simply recycled—there are numerous methods to reuse this helpful mesh materials earlier than sending it off to be repurposed.
Strive wadding it up in a ball (secured with an elastic) to be used as a non-stick scrubber for pots, pans, and different dishes. It’s additionally helpful as a produce bag in your subsequent journey to the market. Or, use it to carry a block of birdfeed to hold as a DIY fowl feeder. When you’ve got any extra concepts to reuse mesh baggage, we’re all ears. Tell us!
On the finish of the day, all of us need the identical factor, to do the best factor. We’re at all times searching for methods to enhance and be higher for you, the planet, and all future generations. It is a massive a part of what drives the Homegrown Natural Farms staff to be stewards of the land.