Gousto trials world’s first edible packaging made from pea protein

Gousto is trialling a world-first* edible packaging solution, as part of its efforts to continue reducing plastic packaging in its recipe boxes. After 15 years of research and one year of development, the stock cube wrapper is the world’s first edible packaging to be made from pea protein. Created in partnership with Xampla, a mission based spinout from the University of Cambridge, the stock cube will be trialled in Gousto recipe boxes this month. The edible packaging is made by engineering and drying a pea protein material into sheets that…

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Gousto announces B Corp™ certification

Leading recipe box company Gousto is pleased to announce that it has become  a certified B Corporation™, joining a global community of businesses who meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.  Gousto is on a mission to become the UK’s most loved way to eat dinner, which means creating the best possible experience for customers across the country.  As part of its mission, Gousto is dedicated to offering a more sustainable meal, from reducing the nation’s food…

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Gousto and DPD pioneer scheme to tackle food waste in supply chain

In a first for the meal kit category, recipe box Gousto has launched a pioneering scheme with courier partner DPD, to combat food waste within the supply chain. The scheme sees DPD drivers facilitate the rerouting of any failed box deliveries to the surplus food redistribution charity, FareShare. The food is then donated to charities and community groups who provide meals and support to vulnerable people all across the UK. Launching initially as a trial at DPD sites, the scheme will support Gousto’s commitment that no usable waste ends up…

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Recipe box meals use 23% less carbon than supermarket alternatives

Findings from environmental services company Foodsteps, reveal that dinners from leading recipe box Gousto, produce 23% less carbon emissions than equivalent meals from supermarket stores. A short supply chain and reduced food waste, contributes to each Gousto order saving 7kg of carbon dioxide (CO2e) emissions compared to the equivalent supermarket shop. In 2020 – a record year for sales – ordering from Gousto saved 40,000 tonnes of CO2e, which is like removing 4,905 cars from our roads for a year. If every home in the country replaced supermarket dinners with…

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