Fruit Boxes - Good for you. Good for the Planet
We aim to leave this planet in a better place than we found it. We are committed to operating our business in the most sustainable manner possible whilst ensuring the sustainability and livelihoods of the people and business that supply us.
We rotate and re-use our fruit crates. Our fruit boxes are delivered in an attractive re-usable wooden crate. Our crates are hand made in Bristol and are manufactured from reclaimed wood. Each week, or delivery we pick this up and swap it with a full one, bursting with fruit.
Alternatively, we can deliver in an aesthetically pleasing fully recyclable cardboard box printed with environmentally friendly water based inks ( as opposed to oil which has been replaced with sustainable plant based alternatives ). The board supplier to our boxes are invested to a great degree to make them even more eco-friendly with the installation of a anaerobic digester fuelled by organic waste to fuel the factory.
Our cardboard fruit boxes are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
We minimise the use of plastic to an absolute minimum and is only used when critical for product protection. For office milk deliveries, depending on your location we can deliver in glass or plastic. Both have environmental pro's and con's. read more.
All our our customer packaging can be readily recycled. When we buy our fresh fruit, it arrives packaged in cardboard boxes on pallets wrapped in shrink wrap. We recycle all cardboard and plastic waste, meaning minimal waste to landfills. Our recycling contractor is also carbon neutral.
As much of our fruit as possible is sourced from the UK and Western Europe and try and make sensibly decisions i.e. we will use fruit from further afield via boast as opposed to airfreight. We run eco-delivery routes to ensure that food miles are kept to a minimum. We believe that the net carbon result of our logistics is less than the equivalent number of people making a journey to the shops to purchase fruit.
Carbon Neutral Delivery
Our delivery logistics are carbon neutral. Please contact us for further information.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
We thought long and hard about supporting good initiatives at home and abroad. In the end we decided you should decide so periodically we hold a vote with all our customers and whatever the winning charity is. Home or abroad we support. At the moment we support L&C NICU Appeal
Any fruit that we grade out or have too much of is given to a network of food banks in the local area.