Big Green Plan - Packaging
Our packaging is an important part of our products - our specially designed pouches keep our food safe and fresh without the use of any preservatives and our delivery boxes ensure they arrive with you safely. But we also want to minimise their impact on the planet and we're working in three ways to make this happen.
Award-winning pouch recycling
By 2025 we want 100% of our plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable. And with our UK-first partnership to recycle our pouches into, well, nothing, we've already made great strides to achieve our goal.
Our specially designed pouches keep our food safe and fresh without the use of any preservatives, and have a lower carbon footprint to create compared to glass or other alternatives.
But like all pouches of this kind they can't be recycled through your household recycling. And we just thought that wasn't good enough! Our aim is that none of our pouches end up in landfill.
So rather than waiting for household recycling collectors to come up with a solution, we searched for a recycling partner that could recycle our pouches in the best way possible while making it FREE and EASY for parents to use. Enter recycling innovator Enval.
Other recycling initiatives use the pouches to make new products that are then not recyclable at their end of life. Enval's first of its kind technology breaks down our pouches into their different materials - aluminium and plastic. The aluminium can be re-used and the plastic becomes oil for fuel. The gas by-product from the process is used to power the recycling plant. Leaving absolutely nothing to go to landfill!
We're the first and only baby food brand in the UK to use this technology to recycle our pouches and we hope we’re not the last.
- This process has a 90% smaller carbon footprint than other current methods for recycling baby food pouches
- Producing aluminium using this process has a 72% smaller carbon footprint than producing it from mined ore
- Our scheme has been recognised with a 2019 Global Good Award and Future Food Award.
Got a question? Visit our pouch recycling FAQs.
Recycle your pouches
Join our recycling revolution by returning your empty Little Freddie pouches using our free recyclable recycling bags.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on @littlefreddieuk for your recycling bag (you’ll also receive one with every order from our online shop) and return your empty pouches, for free, via your local postbox.
Pouches for Prizes
Send us a picture of you posting your pouches and you'll be entered into our weekly draw for #PouchesforPrizes where you could win a year's family membership to the National Trust and a year's supply of Little Freddie baby food. Plus there's lots of sustainable weaning bundles up for grabs too!
How to enter Pouches for Prizes.
We like our products to arrive in tip top condition but we don’t want to harm the environment in doing so. So we set ourselves the goal that 100% of our cardboard packaging would be sustainably sourced.
- All of our cardboard boxes for deliveries use FSC-certified cardboard, produced from well-managed forests and/or recycled materials to ensure our forests are maintained for generations to come.
Every year we’re working towards our goal of reducing our packaging weight and waste by 5%.
- We’ve already worked to reduce the amount of packaging needed to deliver our online shop orders by 20%. Less packaging means we can fit more into our vehicles, which reduces our trips and in turn our carbon emissions.
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