At Noble House we always look to use the best available eco-friendly options where we can. We’ve taken particular care to choose packaging options which are sustainable, made from recycled products, can be further recycled or (better still) are biodegradable.

Food Containers:

Our food containers are made from recycled plastic, and are also recyclable though the plastic film is not yet. This is the best and safest food-grade option available, that has the properties necessary to be able to be used in the oven or microwave. Always check with your local council to ensure you’re following local guidelines on recycling for your area.

Delivery boxes:

For our deliveries we use cardboard boxes made from sustainably sourced recycled cardboard. These can be reused at home, put with your household recycling to be recycled once again, or as it is also biodegradable, you can cut/shred it for your compost or garden mulch.

We also use eco-friendly paper tape to seal the box. This can also be recycled!

Insulation:

To help keep your meals frozen on their journey we use a completely natural, sustainable and biodegradable insulator: wool! The fleeces are washed in a natural process, felted and sealed within recyclable, food grade polyethylene wrap. Once removed from the wrap, this wool can be placed in your garden or compost to completely break down. You can also place this in your local recycling or into the general waste where it will also begin to breakdown within 6-12 months.

The lovely team at Woolcool, who make this wonderful product, recommend lots of great (and fun!) ways to re-use the wool: cushion stuffing, pet baskets, hanging baskets, pipe lagging, protecting plants from frost, feeding roses and keeping slugs off plants. For more information about the sustainability ethos of WoolCool, click here, and for further ideas for how to reuse the packaging, click here!

Ice packs:

The ice-packs are not recyclable however they can be re-used. They are made of materials that can be recycled, however currently UK recycling centres are not equipped to separate the components for recycling. The gel is made from a natural salt-based polymer which doesn’t have negative environmental consequences and is safe to dispose of. We encourage you to keep them stored in your freezer and reuse them where possible.

Wine Deliveries:

To transport our wines safely to you we use special packaging manufactured from completely recycled materials. This packaging is recyclable, biodegradable and compostable.

Coffee Capsules & Packaging:

Our Nespresso compatible coffee capsules are made from an oxygen-tight biopolymer which is 100% compostable. You can place them in the general waste, the compost or bury them in the ground, either way they will completely break down. Their packaging can also be recycled, subject to your local recycling facilities.