We are working hard to reduce our environmental impact
Making more of our packaging
Those helping us
WRAP is a leading non-governmental organisation that joins companies from across the food industry to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable. To help their efforts, we’ve pledged to support their Courtauld Commitment 2030 which has set a food waste reduction target for all companies involved.
In partnership with TerraCycle®, we’ve launched The Cheese Packaging Recycling Programme. It’s the UK’s first free and simple solution for customers looking to recycle their flexible cheese packaging plastic.
Search ‘Cheese Packaging Free Recycling Programme locations’ to find convenient drop-off locations near you. If you’ve looked and can’t find any, it might be worth starting a public drop-off location yourself to help out your neighbours and help us help the planet too.
Set up a drop-off loction
by following these steps
- Go to the TerraCycle® UK website: www.terracycle.com/en-GB/
- Create a TerraCycle® account.
- Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place).
- Request to join the programme asa public drop-off location administrator by filling out the online form found in the ‘How it works’ section on the Cheese Packaging Free Recycling Programme page.
If you’re unable to set up a location, we recommend saving your flexible plastic cheese packaging until youtravel to an area that does have a public drop-off location.
Alternatively, once you’ve saved at least 10 packs of flexible cheese packaging, you can print a shipping label and send your waste to us.
There’s nothing worse than wasted cheese
To help put a stop to it once and for all, we’ve made a couple of changes and have a few recommendations.
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The ‘once open use within’ labelling that used to be on our cheese block has now been removed and replaced with new, better storage information.
As well, there’s now more messaging encouraging the freezing of cheese if you don’t think you’ll get through it in time before it goes off, and recipe suggestions to help make the most of it.
We recommend resealing our packs and refrigerating them below 5°c to keep your cheese at its very best.
Given that 1/3 of food produced worldwide each year is never eaten, we’ve begun putting more focus on freezing cheese, with messaging on pack suggesting different ways it can be consumed at a later date.
We recommend melting it down for cheese sauces or grating it before freezing and having it ready to sprinkle.
We’ve designed our recipes to inspire you use every last crumb of our cheese in delicious meals, snacks and sides.
Alternatively, if you find you are unable to consume any unopened packs we suggest donating to local food banks to prevent food waste whilst also helping a worthwhile cause.