Why are we talking about how meal prep effects the environment?
Simple… We like to be open and transparent!
Most companies use cheaper packaging alternatives to maximise on profits, but at Mydine we prefer to provide you with quality meals in eco-friendly packaging.
The short answer is… We don’t see the point in making great tasting meals and using harmful packaging to deliver them to you! This is why we have spent a lot of careful time and research on our packaging that we have always used.
Have you ever had the problem;
- When you buy meal preps and find 1 or 2 are cracked on delivery?
- How about asking yourself “how do I get rid of this polystyrene box?”
- Have you ever considered “is this cool pack in my delivery actually food safe?”
Besides our Caribbean-fusion meal preps, here’s what makes us different from the rest!
Meal prep containers – Quality vs Economy
|· Eco-friendly||· Not eco-friendly|
|· Flexible (wont crack on delivery)||· Not flexible / Flimsy (cracks under pressure and in transit)|
|· Recyclable||· Recyclable|
|· Less energy to produce||· Requires vast amounts of energy to produce|
|· Leak-free uses heat sealing technology||· High likelihood of leaking due to container-lid combination|
|· High quality / strong material||· Poor quality / weak materials|
|· Can be frozen to below -40 degrees||· Can be frozen to below -20 degrees|
|· Can be heated up to 220 degrees||· Can be heated up to 180 degrees|
We use high quality industry grade CPET containers that contain your Mydine meal preps.
Why is this important? Unlike the cheap tubawear box shown above (right), our CPET containers (left) use 30% less energy and materials to produce, compared to the more readily available plastic tubawear boxes.
Unlike traditional plastic containers, our containers are also heat-sealed and flexible under pressure and movement this ensures your meals remain fresh and leak-free. So if you’ve ever experienced a crack or leak in your meal prep box. Worry no more!
Our meals can also be frozen down to -40 degrees without cracking under the temperature as well as being heated up to 220 degrees.
Unlike regular tubawear containers, our meal prep trays also use heat-resistant and recyclable film to seal each meal to ensure they remain fresh.
- Can be frozen to -40 degrees
- Can be heated up to 220 degrees
Temperature Controlled Boxes – Quality vs Economy
|· Can be household recycled||· Can’t be household recycled|
|· Recyclable||· None-recyclable|
|· Waterproof||· Not waterproof|
|· Uses less material and energy to produce||· High amounts materials and energy to produce|
|· Toxin-free materials||· Polystyrene contains toxins|
|· Eco-friendly||· Not Eco-friendly|
|· Lightweight protective materials||· Heavy and dense materials|
|· Maintains lower cooling temperature||· Temperature within boxes vary|
Unlike the more commonly used non-recyclable polystyrene box liners (left), we use insulated foil liners to pack and chill your meals (right).
Our insulated foil liners reflect heat and keep your meals chilled in transit for up to 72 hours. So even if you’re not in to collect your meal prep delivery, it will still remain fresh for up to 72 hours until you return home.
Our foil liners can also be recycled at home, whereas polystyrene can’t be recycled. If you’re used to receiving meal prep deliveries packaged in polystyrene, you’ll know the hassle of trying to get rid of it.
Our foil liners are also waterproof, so if you’re worried about the typical British weather ruining your meals when you’re not in, fear not; you’re meals will be safe, secure and dry even in the rain, sun or snow!
- Less material used
- Protective bubble foil liner
- Easily Recyclable
- Strong and sturdy
Ice Packs – Meal Delivery Coolant (What keeps your meals chilled on delivery)
Question? Do you know if your meal preps cool packs are food safe? Yes or no?
- Mydine Benefits
- Environmentally friendly
- Food safe
To keep your meals chilled through transit, we pack your meal prep delivery with food safe cool packs. The combination of our chilled meals, cool packs and temperature controlled liners means your meal preps are literally transported in their own mini fridge.
You can also reuse our cool pack over and over again. Here’s a few ways you can do so:
- Refreeze them and use them for picnics or packed lunches
- Got an injury or ache/pain? – Use our ice pack to help recovery and reduce swelling
- Rapid food cooling. Make your food last longer by cooling it more quickly using our ice packs underneath items such as rice and starch laden foods.
To dispose of our ice packs, simply drain the liquid into the sink and recycle the plastic.