As an organic farming company, we’re founded on concern for the health of people and the planet. And when it comes to both, we think it’s important to reduce the proliferation of plastic and its impact on our planet. We are actively in search of alternatives, but for now, plastic is the only material that works. For our fresh berries, it protects our delicate fruit and prevent cross contamination while also keeping them visible so you can be sure they’re top quality. For our frozen, dried, and powdered products, the plastic pouches protect the quality of the products inside in a way that other materials don’t.
Until we find better material, we’re trying to do what we can to lessen the impact of our packaging.
- The clamshells for our fresh organic blueberries come in are made from recycled plastic and may be recyclable, but you will need to check with your local recycler.
- The resealable pouches for our frozen, dried, and powdered blueberries are recyclable, unlike most other packages of their kind. To recycle them, simply return them to the receptacle at your grocery store where they collect plastic bags for recycling.
- All of our packages and even our shipping cartons carry information from How2Recycle®, providing transparency and guidance about their recyclability.
How2Recycle is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions. Variation in recycling programs, unclear labeling, and inaccurate recyclability claims make proper recycling a challenge. The How2Recycle label was created to provide consistent and transparent on-package recycling information to consumers in North America.
Each How2Recycle label tells you:
- How to prep material for recycling
- If any additional steps are required before you recycle an item
- Whether the item falls into one of four recyclability categories: Widely Recycled, Check Locally, Not Yet Recycled, Store Drop-Off
- The specific packaging component that the label is referring to