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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 its profits to grassroots social and environmental programs nationwide.

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.

Want to learn more about our commitment to the environment? Check out our FAQs page and get in the know.

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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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    Reply Adrian November 26, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    I love the compostable containers! Are the lids also compostable? From the article, it sounds like they are recyclable only. I’ve been recycling mine ever since I saw the PP #5 symbol on them. Before that, I was throwing them in the trash, thinking they were compostable.

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      Reply Snap Kitchen December 30, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      Hi Adrian! The lids are recyclable but not compostable at this time.

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