Are Retort pouches recyclable?

Unfortunately, there has not been a process developed yet to allow this type of pouch (commonly found in baby food & microwave rice products) to be fully recycled.

We are working on a number of initiatives with our packaging suppliers to try to find a solution to this. In the meantime, we are working with Terracycle to provide you an opportunity to up-cycle your Fullgreen packs.

This scheme does not cost you anything & will allow you to send in your used pouches to Terracycle who can shred and convert these into flakes or pellets, which can be used to make picnic tables, fence posts, composite paving and other items. Get in touch for details.

Please note that due to Covid-19 our Terracycle program is temporarily paused. We hope to get it up and running by the end of the year. If you would like any further info or to be notified when it is live please get in touch.

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Why do we use plastic packaging?

Long Life without refrigeration
The special retort pouch material we use allows our veggie products to keep for up to 12 months without refrigeration and without any preservatives.
Keeps in the nutritional goodness
The multiple layers of our packaging are specially designed to preserve all the nutritional goodness of our veggie products throughout its long shelf life.
Veggies anytime anywhere
We recognize that people’s lifestyles are getting busier and they don’t always have time to cook healthy meals from scratch. So we’ve designed our products to provide nutritious veggies to busy people short of time and for people on the go. We also supply people in places where refrigeration is not always available like charities, hospitals and schools.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Fullgreen pouches weigh 7.3g - this is 50% less material than rigid packaging.

  • Less material used means significantly less material waste

  • It takes significantly less energy to produce Flexible packaging compared to rigid packaging like bottles, cartons & cans.

  • The lighter weight of packaging means less energy is needed to transport

Making a Difference

Fullgreen is working on a number of initiatives to ensure we make a positive impact on the environment and our communities.