Focus on Plastic #1 Riverford

Cheap, strong, flexible, with a lower carbon footprint than paper and infinite uses… In many ways, plastics are brilliant. It’s no wonder that the world has become increasingly reliant on them. Unfortunately, carbon footprint isn’t the only environmental issue to be considered; staggering amounts of plastic – around 8 million pieces every day – are ending up in our oceans, endangering marine life. The biggest culprit is plastic food packaging, accounting for 40% (or 20 million tonnes) of all Europe’s annual plastic use.

As if we needed another reason to love Riverford…. their veg boxes use less than a quarter of the plastic packaging of major supermarkets*

As if we needed another reason to love Riverford…. their veg boxes use less than a quarter of the plastic packaging of major supermarkets*

When you choose a Riverford veg box (winner of The Observer’s Ethical Product of the Decade award), you choose to say no to pointless packaging. The carrotiest carrots and the crunchiest cauliflower, all delivered to your door with minimum fuss and unbeatable quality. And better yet, it’s all 100% organic.

EnvironmentLUKE NEWTON