PAPER VS PLASTIC

29th October 2020

Paper vs Plastic

For the sake of the planet we're moving from compostable bags to recyclable plastic.

When we first created Yora, we spend an enormous amount of time and effort trying to find the most eco-friendly packaging for our lovely food. We settled on compostable bags because they seemed like the best option at the time, but we've since realised that for now at least our new recyclable plastic bags will protect our food better, and on balance, are better for the environment in the long run.

 

Yora paper packaging

NON-RECYCLABLE

Compostable bags have a biodegradable layer made from PLA which means they can’t be recycled.
They are also only compostable industrially which isn’t available to everybody.

SHORTER SHELF LIFE

Only 12 months shelf life

NOT WATERPROOF

If these bags get rained on while in transit, it can ruin the product which means more wastage.

HEAVYWEIGHT

30% heavier than plastic which all adds up when transporting the product.

SPLITS EASILY

 

Yora new 100% recyclable paper packaging

100% RECYCLABLE

Most pet food bags are made from layers of different plastics... our clever new bags are made from layers of the same plastic which means they are totally recyclable!
They are fully recyclable wherever you recycle your carrier bags (kerbside, recycling centres or your local supermarket).

LONGER SHELF LIFE

15 months shelf life = less product wastage.

WATERPROOF

These bags can keep Yora fresh through a British winter or an Indian Summer!

LIGHT & NIMBLE

30% lighter than paper which means less carbon when transporting.

STRONGER SEAMS

 

On balance, recyclable plastic bags are better for the environment than compostable bags for now.

You're ready to save 15% off your order!

To claim 15% discount off your order, simply create an account with us and sign in before you check out and we’ll take care of the rest.

Thanks for joining the pack,

Poppy

and the Yora Team

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