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Recycled Food Pockets
A brilliant alternative for plastic wrap, you’ll find these helpful far beyond your lunchbox. Fill them with your sandwiches and bagels, keep your carrot & cucumber sticks fresh during the day, pop in cut up fruit snacks and use these at your local deli counters for dolmades, olives, cheeses and more!
A brilliant alternative for plastic wrap, you’ll find these helpful far beyond your lunchbox. Fill them with your sandwiches and bagels, keep your carrot & cucumber sticks fresh during the day, pop in cut up fruit snacks and use these at your local deli counters for things such as dolmades, olives, cheeses and more! Our food pockets are also perfect for herbs and popping in left over cut up vegetables you’ll use this week. You’ll soon find your fridge full of them.
Our food pockets are made from recycled linens (neutrals) and recycled cottons (patterns). Our fabric is redirected from landfill in order to reduce our environmental impact.
Naturally BPA free, fire retardant, phthalate free & CPSIA tested.
Size: 17cm wide x 19cm long
Plastic wrap (or cling film) is found in tens of millions of homes, schools, offices and restaurants across the world and is a devastating contribution to our plastic waste. Made from melting plastic nurdles, cling film is very difficult to recycle (and rarely done so).
In the UK alone, more than 1.2 billion meters is used by households every year – enough to go around the circumference of the world 30 times over (1).
By purchasing this product you are reducing plastic waste, supporting our education and research across the world, providing jobs to vulnerable women in Cambodia in our own little product centre, and helping to support environmentalism & education to kids and communities.
These bags are designed to last for years but at end of life, this product can simply be returned to the ground in compost or buried.
Our bread bags are made at our own little centre supporting ethical labor and a happy workplace in rural Cambodia.
Our food pockets are made from recycled linens (neutrals) and recycled cottons (patterns). Our fabric is redirected from landfill in order to reduce our environmental impact. Instead of using new (virgin) materials, we collect fabrics that would otherwise have been burned or found their way to landfill. As cottons (whether organic or conventional) take an enormous amount of resources to produce we prefer to use fabrics that are already in existence and would have gone to waste. These fabrics exist from an over-supply to businesses, wrong orders, unused due to changes etc. We collect these and use them for our products.
Unlike nearly everything else we create or use, our lining does not have a natural end of life. There are some products on the market that tout a biodegradable lining but this often stops working or degrading after 4 – 6 months (or 15 – 30 washes) and aren’t all certified food safe or decently water resistant. Those products also use new virgin cotton materials so the raw materials + replacements do not make for an environmental product. We did the math and instead opted for the best food-safe certified, water-resistant lining available that will last five – ten years (1,000 washing cycles). Naturally BPA free, fire retardant, phthalate free & CPSIA tested. We are currently exploring eco-only alternatives for the future that can be composted at home.
Our labels were made from the off-cuts we save whilst cutting our products so you may receive a product with this. We have since transitioned to 100% cotton labels and now use those off-cuts for other products to retain zero waste.
Included in this item is:
Your food pocket selection
1 x eco-friendly product package
This is an easy care product. Turn it inside out to give it a thorough rinse after food has been inside before air drying. It is top-drawer dishwasher safe on a gentle cylce (please do not use high heat). It will be a little wrinkly after a wash but will straighten out and be perfectly fine for food! You can also wash this pocket in your washing machine on a gentle, cold cycle. There may be some small shrinkage from the first wash.
We only use plastic-free packaging and ensure everything is eco-friendly and beautifully presented. Your item is provided inside a minimal, recycled card packaging box using post-consumer waste. Your item is shipped inside one of our custom boxes which can be recycled or composted and where required is kept protected with 100% post-consumer waste shredded paper (recycled or composted).
Where products are wrapped, our tissue paper is custom designed, eco-friendly printed with vegetable ink. The tissue paper is acid, lignin and sulfur free and FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council to promote sustainable forestry).
Our mailers and envelopes are made from recycled materials. Our thank you cards are made from 100% recycled cotton t-shirts. We use paper tape for any additional closures. Please compost and recycle our packaging as appropriate.
Once this product reaches its end of life, please remove the lining and velcro. The fabric can be composted or recycled. The lining can be reused in any products you or friends make at home as it should last 5 - 10 years. If you no longer have a use for it, it can be added to your standard rubbish.
The following styles are currently available for this product. There are mixed sets available using the options dropdown above. When you select your option the corresponding style will show in the photo.
Use your pouches for sandwiches, keeping carrot sticks fresh during the day, herbs, fruit snacks and also at your local deli counters for things such as dolmades, olives, cheeses and the like!
Plastic free packaging
All of our packaging is plastic free. Your food pockets come in a minimally designed package which can be composted or recycled.
Transparency & impact
We're committed to running a sustainable business that benefits everyone involved. Our goals are to continue education on environmental issues through our platform, carry out more research work, create an ethical model of business and provide workshops & action on environmentalism in developing countries. Click on the topics to learn more.