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It’s a Wrap! Making Sure Your Plastic Wrap Gets a Second Life

You’ve received your Green Chef box, savored your responsibly sourced, grass-fed sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce, and now you’re staring at the empty packaging strewn across your kitchen counter. The cardboard box, paper bags, and plastic jars are easy enough to chuck into your curbside recycling bin, but what about the plastic bags? The ice packs? In fact, plastic packaging makes up 40% of the plastic we use in our daily lives, and a surprising amount of it is recyclable. “Most…

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Every Day Is Earth Day at Green Chef

We take the “green” part of Green Chef seriously. Green Chef is constantly looking for new ways to minimize our impact on the environment and to be eco-friendlier than ever. In celebration of Earth Day, we’re proud to announce our latest step toward shrinking our footprint: through more planet-friendly packaging.   By the numbers If you’re a long-time Green Chef fan, you’ve already seen our packaging improve. Last year, Green Chef: Slimmed box size and weight 20% smaller, 21% less…

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0 In Behind the Scenes/ Thinking Green

Lunch for All

“Cooking just fit,” Walt James said of his first culinary job as a line cook. “It seemed like nothing else would ever really make sense for me.” Fast-forward to today, and Walt is still happily donning his apron, now as the head chef to Green Chef’s Aurora, Colorado, production facility. Seven days a week, Walt creates chef-inspired meals for the entire production team to enjoy, from the folks who label the sauces to those who hand-pack ingredients into every box.…

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Raising the Bar on Jars

We put a lot of thought and care into what goes inside each Green Chef box, beyond the fresh ingredients. With an aim for greater sustainability and eco-friendliness in mind, we’re always taking steps to improve our packaging. The new, tinier, more efficient Green Chef box was just the beginning. Now our jars are getting a makeover. We’re switching to #5 plastic jars. #5 plastic jars are dishwasher safe, which makes them perfect for reuse. Use these jars to store…

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Green Things Come in Small Packages

Here at Green Chef, we’re committed to providing increasingly eco-friendly packaging. This means constantly evaluating, innovating, and challenging ourselves to do better. You can see this commitment in action with our new tinier box. This trim box weighs less, requires fewer ice packs, and keeps all ingredients at top quality. Thanks to efficient design, more boxes can share a ride together, reducing our fuel use and overall carbon footprint.     But this is just one way our packaging is…

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