Ditch Styrofoam packaging for straw
Usually the go-to packing material for refrigerated goods like vegetables, meat and cheese is styrofoam. However, German start-up Landpack GmbH is on a mission to sustainably replace it with natural materials like straw and hemp.
Seeing as Public Health England consider styrene a possible human carcinogen and that once used most styrofoam packaging becomes landfill, it could be damaging to your health as well as the environment.
Good for the environment (and your garden)
The 'Landbox' can easily be disposed of with other organic waste - you could use it at mulch, chuck it in your compost bin or even try using them for growing smaller plants like a mini straw bale garden.
Good for farmers
The straw that goes into the making of the Landbox comes directly from farmers and provides a new source of income for them, as much of it usually goes to waste.
Good for the box contents
In comparison to polystyrene, the Landbox offers four times the shock absorption, which means that the goods that are being shipped are more likely to arrive undamaged.