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Clean Eating for a Cleaner Earth

October 5, 2018

Do you like our new outfit? That’s right, we’ve changed our packaging! Why is this such a big deal? Our new containers are made of plant-based fibers, meaning they’re now compostable. They’re also 100% plant-derived, allergen free (including 100% gluten free), GMO-free and non-toxic.

Why Compostable Packaging?

We’ve always been about giving back to the greater good here at Snap Kitchen. We regularly donate all unsold food to local charities in each market but also understand that our customers are conscious of their environmental impact as are we. By switching over to compostable, eco-friendly packaging we’ve taken a big step in reducing our environmental impact. Just how big of a step?

  • By making this switch, we estimate that we are reducing our use of plastic by 500,000 lb
  • The change to compostable trays will reduce Snap Kitchen’s carbon emissions from packaging manufacturing by 66%
  • We are able to make five plant-fiber compostable containers with the same energy it took to make one petroleum plastic container

We’ve partnered with World Centric, a socially conscious manufacturer, for our new compostable containers. World Centric donates 25% of their profits to grassroots social and environmental programs nationwide.

“We believe in clean eating for a cleaner earth and make every meal from scratch daily,” says Dale Easdon, CEO of Snap Kitchen. “Since inception, our commitment to locally-sourced produce, responsibly-sourced meats and ingredients containing zero additives or GMOs has been paramount.  We’re thrilled to round out our commitment to our customers by offering an eco-friendly container to remain a sustainable and eco-conscious company.”

There you have it! Straight from our CEO. Our new containers align more closely with our mission as a company and our commitment to healthy, real food. It’s just one of a few new changes here at Snap aimed to offer you high-quality food that doesn’t compromise when it comes to flavor or ingredients. And we’re hard at work to offer you more variety, too. We hope you love these changes as much as we do.

What should you expect?

 Our containers are now oven AND microwave safe (but be sure to remove the lid for oven cooking!). Speaking of lids, ours are still 100% recyclable, BPA free and dishwasher safe. The containers don’t need to be washed before composting; in fact, moisture and food will help accelerate the composting process. The containers will compost in 60-120 days and can be easily discarded in a compost bin or included in your conventional garbage as they contribute zero toxicity to the environment.

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    Reply Jessica Johnson October 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I LOVE THIS SOOOOOO MUCH. I WILL PROBABLY EAT AT SNAP TWICE AS MUCH NOW. If not moooooore!!

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    Reply Nancy Reed October 10, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    I’m ecstatic about the news of switching to eco-friendly packaging, as this was a significant concern when recently joining the meal plan! Thank you!

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    Reply Cheree October 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Great job, SNAP!!! I did re-use the plastic ones but this is better for everyone.

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    Reply Erin November 9, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Wonderful news! Awesome job for creating such a great company that still provides so much convenience!

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    Reply Christa February 11, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks so much for this. I think it’s a wonderful step!!

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