Here at Ratton Pantry, sustainability and being environmentally conscious is core to to our business and work ethic. We employ a number of working standards to ensure that we reuse materials and packaging where possible along with keeping wastage within the business to a minimum.
We collect a portion of our cardboard packaging and boxes from a local business, meaning that less of their material enters landfill and more is used instead to safely package our customer's orders. Where reusing materials isn't possible we make sure to use bought-in packaging that is made up from recycled materials and is also 100% recyclable itself.
Small amounts of bubblewrap, plastic shrink-wrap and plastic tape are used with some orders where extra protection is needed for certain products such as large sacks of flour, however we're constantly looking at ways to use more sustainable alternatives, whilst offering the same level of protection.
We've worked hard to offer sustainable delivery options. Most notably, we use DPD couriers for the majority of our shipments. DPD offset their carbon emissions with a series of initiatives, including a new fleet of electric vans.