Choose Less Plastic
By 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. So, how can you act to avoid making this a reality?
Riverford veg boxes use 82% less plastic than major supermarkets!*
Boxes, not plastic bags
We reuse each box up to 10 times!
Helping you and the planet
Nature provides its own packaging
We don’t use any extra packaging unless it’s necessary to prevent food waste. Our customers don’t mind trimming off a few tatty outer leaves to avoid using a bag.
This has saved 1.5 tonnes of plastic every year
Innovative plastic alternatives
Where packaging is absolutely necessary, we seek the most sustainable solutions. Our compostable pulp punnets took years to develop, but they do a great job of protecting our tomatoes and soft fruit.
Compostable beech netting
We were the first UK company to discover compostable beech netting. A by-product from sustainable forestry, the wood would otherwise go to waste. Just stick it on your compost heap or in your council compost bin.
182km of plastic net saved!
Small changes add up
Independent researchers Savanta run a study comparing our plastic usage with organic produce from the 7 leading UK supermarkets. The results?
Riverford’s veg boxes use 82% less plastic packaging than supermarkets.*
Choose less plastic, choose Riverford
From using as little plastic as possible, to making sure everything we send you is responsibly disposed of, our veg boxes make it really easy to minimise the plastic in your kitchen.
Choose from a wide selection of seasonal boxes – and top up with organic dairy, drinks, store cupboard staples and more. Delivery is free; no need to be home.
Why we never air freight
Why shop palm oil free
Fighting food waste on farms
*SOURCE: Savanta – January 2020. Results based on comparing the plastic packaging used in the contents of Riverford’s three most popular veg boxes across each of the w/c 6th, 13th and 20th July with the plastic packaging used for comparable products from 7 leading supermarkets.