Consumers today are more concerned than ever about the environment and how to reduce their own carbon footprints. When choosing products to purchase, environmental impact is a driving factor, right alongside quality and affordability.
Unfortunately, busy individuals—parents, workers eating on the go, students—often feel forced to choose between convenience and eco-friendliness. Fresh sandwiches and quick meals are frequently over-packaged in layers of plastic that can only be recycled so many times before it must be sent to the landfill.
But consumers shouldn’t have to choose between convenience and being environmentally conscious; they can have both! Our fresh sandwiches are packaged in our Zest™ Eco-Packaging, which is plastic free and can be recycled as paperboard or composted—keeping our packaging out of landfills and ensuring customers feel good about choosing our products.
How important is eco-friendly packaging to consumers? In a 2019 survey from Accenture, 83% of respondents said that it was “important or extremely important” for companies to design products that could be reused or recycled. In addition, 77% of participants said plastic was the least environmentally responsible kind of packaging. Over half of consumers want food packaging to incorporate recyclable materials, and nearly half don’t want products that are over-packaged, according to Global WebIndex’s 2019 Sustainable Packaging Unwrapped report.
We’re constantly reviewing and refining the materials used in our packaging to ensure effective waste management of our products, and we’re proud of the fact that our packaging can be disposed of in a range of environmentally friendly ways. This allows our grocery, convenience store, and other partners to feel good about the products they’re stocking and stay ahead of the curve when it comes to consumer trends and preferences.
In addition to the compostability and recyclability of our plastic-free Zest™ Eco-Packaging, our fresh sandwiches offer nutritious convenience to the busy customer. With a shelf life of 7 days from production, each sandwich uses premium ingredients:
- Real cheese
- High-end, protein-rich meats
- Wide selection of breads: white, whole wheat, flax quinoa, stone-milled wheat, 14-grain, ancient grains
Want to try out some of our fresh sandwich offerings? We’d love to hear from you. Visit our Contact page to send us an inquiry today.