Stay eco-friendly this summer: tips for sustainable takeaway packaging

Summer is here, and with the warmer weather comes an increased desire to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it's a day at the beach, a picnic in the park, or a barbecue in your backyard, takeaway food is a convenient and tasty option.


However, as a food business, it's important to consider the impact that our food packaging choices have on the environment. With this in mind, here are some tips for how you can choose the right takeaway packaging so that you and your customers can lessen your impact on the environment this summer:


  • Use greaseproof paper: Greaseproof paper is an excellent choice for wrapping food items like sandwiches, burgers, and pastries. It's our biggest seller for a reason! This type of paper is coated with a moisture-resistant material, which makes it perfect for holding greasy or moist foods without leaking through. Greaseproof paper is also biodegradable, which means it will break down naturally over time, making it an eco-friendly option.


  • Consider greaseproof bags: In addition to using greaseproof paper, you could also opt for greaseproof bags for items like pasties and bakery goods. These bags are designed to keep the contents fresh and protected from moisture, while also preventing grease from seeping through. They're a great alternative to traditional plastic bags and are fully biodegradable, making them a sustainable option for your takeaway packaging.


  • Choose 100% recyclable cups: If you're serving drinks, consider using 100% recyclable cups. These cups are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic cups, which can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill. Recycling cups made from sustainable materials like these reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill and conserves natural resources.


Partner with packaging companies with clear green credentials When choosing takeaway packaging suppliers, look for companies that have clear green credentials. These are companies that are committed to sustainability and have a track record of using eco-friendly materials and reducing their environmental impact. By partnering with these companies, you can be sure that your packaging is sourced responsibly and is as sustainable as possible.


Here at Pack Genie, we prioritise transparency regarding the sustainability of our food packaging products. So, we have incorporated clear and easily visible icons that highlight the key benefits of our packaging supplies. You can find these icons within the descriptions of all our packaging products for your convenience. For more information, head over to our Go Green information page.


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