In our quest to make sure every meal leaves the world better off, we’ve received some very exciting news. A weekly Gousto box reduces your carbon emissions by a whopping 23% compared to buying the same food at a supermarket.
What that could mean
If UK households replaced supermarket dinners with meals from Gousto for just one year, we could save 10.3 million tonnes of CO2e.
That’s the same as taking 141,910 buses off the road!
Together, we could make waste, excess plastic and carbon pollution from food a thing of the past.
From allspice to yellow peppers, every ingredient in our recipes is meticulously planned and pre-portioned. That means there’s almost zero food waste in our factories, or in your home.
There are a lot of stops along the usual supermarket supply chain, and all those cars and trucks release a lot of carbon into the atmosphere.
That’s why, whether it’s sourcing or delivering food, we’re doing our bit to lower emissions from the road (and the air) as much as possible.
We do this by delivering food from our factories to your door, making your weekly shop convenient and more planet-friendly.
We also reduce time from farm to fork by packing your boxes with all the seasonal fruit and veg we can get our hands on, and with fresh meat that’s always 100% British.
Thanks to the invention of our Eco Chill Box, we halved the plastic in our boxes last year.
And we’re on track to smash the next stage of our action plan: Making all our own-brand packaging fully recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022.
In the meantime, we’re very proud to say that every Gousto meal is reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food waste, plastic and cars on the road.
We’d love for you to join us on our journey as we grow with purpose, invest in fighting climate change and work toward our goal of making every meal leave the world better off.
To find out more about how we’re doing our bit, check out this post about our Eco Chill Box invention. You can also get the latest on how we’re reducing plastic packaging, and read about our founder’s thoughts on food waste.
Or, for the easiest way to reduce your carbon emissions, why not order a box? Whether you’re veggie, flexi or just hungry, our genius chefs cook up more than 50 mouthwatering options to choose from each week.