Foods With Planet-Friendly Packaging
Many of our favorite organic food brands are also working to prevent unnecessary waste in their packaging.
Many of our favorite organic food brands are also working to prevent unnecessary waste in their packaging. It can be difficult to find food-grade materials that are also sustainable and affordable, but these companies are ahead of the curve.
Earthbound Farm Organic
The brand’s plastic salad containers are made completely from recycled bottles.
The wrappers on their organic truffles are home compostable. Similar packaging is in the works for the brand’s line of quinoa!
The company’s Happy Puffs containers were originally designed for Method wipes—but Method had a surplus, so Happy Family stepped in to keep them out of the recycling bin. (They’re also made of 25 percent recycled materials.)
Numi Organic Tea
The brand sources sustainable bamboo to make its gift boxes, in addition to using soy-based ink and compostable tea bags for all products.
This company believes in taking full ownership of its products and packaging from start to finish. That’s why Revive’s organic kombucha comes in a glass bottle that they reuse through a bottle exchange program. (To date, they’ve diverted more than 130,000 glass bottles from the landfill.)
You can judge this snack by its packaging: Evo Hemp bars feature a completely compostable wrapper. Plus, the raw and organic treat includes only natural ingredients.
Choice Organic Teas
Boxes are made from 100 percent recycled paperboard, biodegradable, and printed with vegetable and water-based ink. (The tea bags and tags are compostable, too.)
All paper and glass packaging for the brand is made with at least 35 percent post-consumer recycled content, which comes from recycling programs like the ones in neighborhoods across the United States and Canada.
Little Duck Organics
The to-go cups for Mighty Oats cereal are compostable, plus the outer packaging is embedded with plant seeds so you can grow vegetables at home!
Switching all its multipack yogurt cups to renewable bioplastic made from corn instead of petroleum helped the company slash its carbon emissions by 48 percent. (Check for the “made from plants” stamp on the bottom.)
Not only does Three Bridges generate a third of its electricity from solar panels, it uses soy inks on labels and paper-based packaging, and the pasta trays are made from a renewable plant source.