When you’re about 4.543 billion years old, it must be pretty hard to remember your birthday. Earth Day 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 day of recognition, reflection, and awe for our gorgeous planet, held on April 22nd every year.
Although this year won’t be marked by in-person parades and festivals, celebrations will still take place across the globe. An opportunity to evaluate the sustainability of our lifestyles, and to make changes to reduce our environmental impact.
As it’s Earth Day this week, we at Feedr 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, centred around social and environmental responsibility.
5 reasons why Feedr is a green business:
1. We use eco-friendly packaging
The Good Yard delivery through Feedr
All our vendors use eco-friendly packaging that is a minimum of 90% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable, and with hospitality orders, you have the option to have non-disposable (i.e. reusable) serving platters and ceramic plates, rather than paper ones.
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 London 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 donate one to a school child in India 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 and supporting children’s growth and development through nutritious, healthy meals.