Going Green

At Snack Fresh, we are making a conscious and determined effort to change the direction the food packaging industry (and the packaging industry as a whole) takes. 

We do believe that every small participation will collectively make a huge change as long as we are all working together towards the same goal.  

Marine species ingest or are entangled by plastic debris, which causes severe injuries and deaths. Plastic pollution threatens food safety and quality, human health, coastal tourism, and contributes to climate change. 

Take a look at how our packaging is moving to the "GO GREEN" movement:

1. Transitioning to biodegradable stand-up pouches that are made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment they will biodegrade to compost themselves within 3 months. 

2. Eco-friendly packaging includes products made from biodegradable, compostable and recyclable materials, as well as recycled and renewable content, to minimise environmental impact.

3. Eco-friendly packaging offers a green alternative to regular polythene by breaking down into environmentally-benign materials after being disposed of correctly.

4. Our standard bio-additive packaging is made from regular polythene - i.e. manufactured using oil-based polymers - with an additive that acts as a catalyst to accelerate the degradation process.

The additive - named TDPA (Totally Degradable Plastic Additives) and produced by EPI Environmental Technologies - is designed to manage the lifetime of polythene products so that, once their useful shelf life has passed, they will first degrade and then biodegrade into environmentally-benign products in a matter of months or years, rather than decades or centuries.

This type of packaging is also referred to as 'degradable' or 'oxo-degradable' packaging.

5. Food Grade/Food Safe Packaging Products on our website are classified as food-safe, are made from food-grade material, and meet all the necessary standards and guidelines for use with food that is intended for human consumption.

6. Encouraging "RE-USE" & LESS WASTE

Resealable bags are a great storage solution when you need to keep contents secure and/or protect them from moisture, dust, dirt or other contaminants.

Featuring an integral grip or zip seal that opens and closes with ease, resealable bags provide great value for money as, unlike peel and seal bags, they can be used over and over again!

7. 40% OR MORE RENEWABLE CONTENT!! Renewable plastics are eco-friendly plastics made from renewable sources, rather than petroleum products, meaning the original source can be replenished and so won't be depleted over time.

Also known as bioplastics, renewable plastics can be derived from a range of natural sources - including sugars, oils, starches, cellulose or wood - that can be converted into chemicals and polymers using similar processes to those used by traditional polythene.

Renewable plastics currently represent a small proportion of the global plastics market, but this proportion is increasing all the time as we look for more eco-friendly solutions to every aspect of our lives.

Snack Fresh is at the forefront of the UK's recyclable food packaging - our fastest-growing area - as we continue to provide more sustainable solutions to play our part in achieving a greener world.

8. PAPER PACKAGING - The most beneficial aspect of using paper products - and the reason why these are featured as eco-packaging - is that paper recycling is widespread and commonplace, so paper packaging is easily disposed of in an eco-friendly manner.

To find out more about Going GREEN or ask us about any of our products, Please submit your questions below:

The Snack Fresh Team