We are doing everything we can to reduce the amount of plastic we use as well as using materials and processes that have as little impact as possible behind the scenes. Around 90% of our packaging at present is either recyclable, biodegradable or compostable.

Some of the steps we’ve currently taken to ensure Grubby remains environmentally and people friendly are:

  • Our pods for spices, seeds and nuts are biodegradable and will degrade even if they end up in landfill.

  • We use FSC Certified board and paper for our boxes and recipe cards (this is the gold standard for sustainable forestry).

  • All our tinned products are organic as well as being fully recyclable aluminium

  • We use recyclable cardboard punnets for tomatoes, mushrooms and other loose veg.

  • We never wrap items that don't need to be, like aubergines for example.


We only use plastic where it is absolutely necessary for the freshness and / or protection of the products. We are also testing plastic alternatives all the time. For example, we're currently testing various compostable fresh herb packets.

We will never include additional packaging or plastics if they are not necessary and we meet as a team regularly to brainstorm ideas to keep making our packaging more sustainable and our aim is to be plastic free by 2023 and we think this is achievable given the new products and technologies that are emerging!

If you have any specific questions we're more than happy to discuss the details of each individual decision we've made around the make up of our packaging.

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