When you’re about 4.543 billion years old, it must be pretty hard to remember your birthday. Earth Day, held on April 22nd, is an official day of commemoration to our beautiful home; the closest thing you could get to Mother Nature’s birthday and is an international time of recognition and reflection on our gorgeous planet and our responsibilities toward it.
Earth Day has often been celebrated with large-scale festivities, from it’s origin in 1970 when 20 million people attended thousands of Earth Day events across the US. However, at Feedr we want to equally celebrate the small everyday choice that can have just as much impact. This is an opportunity to evaluate the sustainability of our lifestyles, and to make changes to reduce our environmental impact.
In honour of Earth Day, we have been reflecting on what it means to be a responsible business in the 21st century. We wanted to share some of the core values that make our company tick, and the social and environmental responsibilities we’ve taken on because of these values.
5 reasons why Feedr is a responsible business:
1. We use eco-friendly packaging
The Good Yard delivery through Feedr
All our vendors have committed to use of eco-friendly packaging that is a minimum of 90% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable, making sorting out the recycling bins a much easier process. We’ve also committed to cutting down on extraneous packaging such as disposable knives and forks, finally giving the office cutlery a chance to get out the cupboard.
97% of our clients do not request disposable cutlery or napkins.
2. We bundle orders
Our delivery model is designed with efficiency in mind. We didn’t want delivery cars and motorbikes adding to the already-polluted city air, so we bundle our orders to minimise the number of Feedr cars on the road. The bonus to you is that you can order from more than one vendor, safe in the knowledge that your meals will arrive together!
3. We reduce food waste
We share best practices in food waste reduction with all our vendors, some of whom are already affiliated with food waste-reduction platforms like OLIO and Too Good To Go. This maximises the amount of food that is used for its primary purpose, and so is a little easier on the planet.
4. We support independent food producers who source sustainably
All of our vendors source their products sustainably, whether that’s sustainable meat and fish, using seasonal, local produce, or going 100% organic. We work only with vendors who are as passionate about minimising their impact on the environment as we are. The result? Better tasting, higher-quality food that you can feel good about enjoying!
For every meal we serve, we double its impact by donating an additional meal to a school child in India or the UK through our charity partner, The Akshaya Patra Foundation. When you place an order through Feedr, we make a financial donation to the Akshaya Patra Foundation that is enough to provide the equivalent number of meals to school children, and the Foundation provides the food. It is a partnership we pride ourselves on, reaching food insecure regions both globally and at home and supporting children’s growth and development through nutritious, healthy meals.
Editors Note: republished on 21/4/22 to reflect our updated social responsibilities and impact.