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Our Mission to Keep Our Planet Green

By Cassandra Planet

Recycling

At Once Upon a Farm, we’re committed to doing all we can to keep our planet green and to pass on a happier, healthier world for the next generation. We take our food safety and sustainability efforts very seriously, which is why we are always working to innovate and improve our packaging while seeking out materials that preserve the safety, integrity, and quality of our products and to reduce our carbon footprint wherever we can. Here’s what we’re doing to reduce, reuse and recycle to keep our planet green.

Click here for more information about recycling our pouches and caps via TerraCycle!

Reduce

  • The materials that we use to create our pouches require fewer raw materials and less energy to produce than the typical glass jar, which allows us to reduce the size of our carbon footprint.
  • Our pouches take up less storage space than glass jars, which means fewer trucks on the road to deliver our products. 364,000 pouches can fill 1 truck (or 26 pallets), whereas the same amount of glass jars would fill roughly 9 trucks (or 234 pallets). The large trucks that deliver these products use 250 gallons of fuel (4mpg on a 1,000-mile trip) and 52 forklift trips. This means, to deliver 364,000 glass jars of baby food, it would take 2,250 gallons of fuel and 468 forklift trips. This means, we are able to reduce the number of greenhouse gasses released from our deliveries by cutting down the amount of storage space necessary in each truck.

Reuse

  • We ship all of our blends with ice packs to keep them cold until they reach your doorstep. Simply re-freeze the ice packs to use for other occasions like when it comes time to travel with Once Upon a Farm. If you plan to have the pouches out of the refrigerator for more than 4 hours, just toss them in a cooler bag with one of those ice packs and hit the road!
  • Our multi-colored pouch caps make for wonderful arts and crafts projects and activities! Check out our Pinterest page and blog for more inspiration and tag us on social @onceuponafarm to share your CAPtivating DIY projects!

Pouch cap projects

Recycle

  • Our Baby Food Cups and Bowls are 100% curbside recyclable. Simply remove the film from the top, rinse the cup or bowl and toss in your curbside recycling bin!
  • All our pouches are BPA and PVC free and recyclable via TerraCycle. Collect your empty pouches (caps included!) in any box you have available. Once the box is full or you’re ready to send in your empty pouches, head over to TerraCycle to print your free shipping label and send them in! Click here for more info on what happens to the pouches once TerraCycle receives them. The recyclability of our pouches is something we are very aware of and are working hard to improve.
  • All of our shipping boxes and liners are made from materials that are fully recyclable. Just toss them in your curbside recycling bin or bring them to your local recycling facility.

Our goal is to leave this earth better for generations to come, and we are working to achieve that goal with our delicious, nutritious food and our continued efforts to improve our product packaging.

If you have specific questions or concerns about your product and the facility where it has been produced, please reach out to our Customer Care team at care@uponafarm.com

2 responses to "Our Mission to Keep Our Planet Green"

  1. Michelle Howes says:

    When is the new terracycle program launching? How long do I need to hang on to my pouches to recycle? I already have an overflowing drawer full as I had requested mail in envelope a month ago and never received any update that the program was transitioning. I try to buy this brand to recycle but I don’t want to bother at the cost of my kitchen drawer space.

    1. Once Upon a Farm says:

      Hi there! We’re updating the program this week! Thank you for your patience. Stay tuned!

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