We are an eager group of active learners and are always seeking ways to make our methods greener, more efficient and more sustainable. Our Pre-Boxed Share program serves as an example. This year we are happy to have an unprecedented number of workplace partners and members receiving Pre-Boxed Shares. Those of you who participated in this program in previous years will notice a change in the container. This year, your Pre-Boxed Share is delivered to you in a box manufactured locally in Victor, NY and comprised of 95% post consumer waste and 5% pre consumer waste. Koch Container not only embraces more sustainable practices for its products and the way it produces them, but in its day to day operations. And by choosing a company that not only embraces those more sustainable industry practices, but is also local, we are using less resources to transport those boxes to us. Great. But what do I with this box now? We were waiting for you to ask. You are an invaluable part of what makes our GOOD Food Community so unique and strong. And you have a job to do after you receive your Pre-Boxed Share (don't worry, it's an easy job.) Most often, your box can be reused. And we want to reuse it or have you reuse it if it can!
- Take it home and unpack it (or, alternatively, you can bring your own bags and transfer your local goods right at your pick-up location).
- Inspect the box. Would you use it again for food? If you would, break it down and return it to your pick-up location. We'll retrieve the boxes. If it looks in no condition to use again for food, please find a use for it if it has life left for other uses.
- You believe the box is at the end of its useful life. Recycle it! You can either return it to us or to the proper recycling authority where you live.