Chefs are pretty good at making something out of nothing: we look in a near empty pantry and see a myriad of dishes. We are also good at leaving nothing out of something. Hardly anything goes to waste at Little Dish and that kind of sustainability is important. Toddlers are not just our customers; toddlers are our future. Little Dish has gone to extreme lengths to feed that future in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
For Little Dish, sustainability starts at the top of the chain. From farm to table, we want to make minimal impact. (Our impact is at the table!) We haven’t just considered our practices; we have carefully chosen Little Dish’s suppliers based on their environmental and sustainability practices; we have carefully chosen Little Dish’s suppliers based on their environmental and sustainability practices.
Compostable Food Waste
There is next to no food waste in Little Dish’s kitchen, even the broccoli stems get used. I take the vegetable peel waste for our home compost. I look forward to using this compost next year for my own vege garden. My veges get better each year as more worms move in.
Biodegradable and Compostable Packaging
We are proud that the majority of Little Dish’s packaging is not only made out of waste but also makes zero waste.
Each meal is packaged in an ØPACK. These packs are made from limestone off-cuts bound for landfill. Even more exciting, their manufacture uses only renewable solar power and no water, acid or bleaches while creating zero pollution and zero greenhouse emissions. The ØPACK is best recycled with your soft plastics. If this is not possible, with time and sun, it will biodegrade.
We deliver your meals in a compostable bag. As it says on the back, it’s a “real dirt bag”. The bag is made from sustainably-sourced plants. It’s designed to be reused (look for the cutting line on the bag). If it has reached the end of its useful life, don’t bin it, compost it. The worms will love it and, like me, you will be growing even better veggies than before.
If you’d like to read more about Little Dish’s packaging and bags, check them out here: https://betterpackaging.co
The BPA Free vacuum pack bag is our only packaging that is not biodegradable. There is no way around this: food safety comes first. Please recycle it with your soft plastics.
Little Dish’s food is so good that nothing goes to waste! If your toddler doesn’t finish it then just succumb to your food envy and polish it off. Our meals are big on taste with minimal waste. It’s a win-win.