Waste & Packaging

Approximately 70% of primary packaging is used for food and drink and it is often discarded contaminated by residues of the original contents, making it difficult to recycle.  Buying local and seasonal food reduces the need for unnecessary packaging, minimising the negative impact on the environment from the current large scale disposal of inorganic waste. 

Generally, food should come with the minimum of packaging and wherever possible the use of reusable packaging should be used and promoted.