We're so glad that our customers are conscientious about plastic use, and we agree that it's important to do everything we can to keep plastic out of landfills.
Currently, our packages are made of 100% post-consumer PET, which makes them infinitely recyclable. Here's how that works...
Food waste is something we aim to decrease here at LLF, and we have found that packaging can decrease the amount of leafy greens wasted in consumer homes. Approximately 35% of leafy greens are wasted, with the majority of the waste coming from people throwing the lettuce out at home. Our packaging provides consumers with fresher lettuce for longer, leading to less lettuce in landfills.
We have also conducted extensive research on alternative biodegradable packages such as Polylactic Acid (PLA) polymers made from corn and other plant materials. However, unless you have access to a well-managed commercial composting program they are difficult to biodegrade. You can learn more about PLA here.