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How We Stay Sustainable

How We Stay Sustainable - The Meat Store

As we continue to shift towards online grocery shopping, there has been a growing demand for the delivery of fresh meat straight to our doorsteps. While this offers convenience and accessibility, it is important to consider the sustainability and environmental impact of these practices. But fear not, as delivering fresh meat online can be done in a sustainable manner!

One of the key ways to ensure sustainability is by using packaging that is eco-friendly and biodegradable. This can include recyclable materials such as paper and cardboard, or even compostable options like cornstarch-based packaging. Additionally, using Woolpack technology, which utilizes natural wool fibers to regulate temperature and reduce moisture, can provide a sustainable alternative to polystyrene and other materials.

Another important aspect of sustainable meat delivery is minimizing food waste. This can be achieved by offering portion-controlled options that ensure the amount of meat delivered is appropriate for the customer’s needs. Additionally, innovative packaging solutions such as vacuum-sealed bags can extend the shelf life of fresh meat, reducing the amount of meat that goes to waste due to spoilage.

Transportation and logistics are also crucial factors in sustainable meat delivery. Choosing delivery options that minimize emissions, such as electric vehicles or bicycles, can greatly reduce the carbon footprint of the delivery process. Additionally, optimising delivery routes for efficiency can help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Finally, transparency in sourcing and supply chain practices is essential for sustainable meat delivery. Customers want to know that the meat they are purchasing is ethically and sustainably sourced. By partnering with reputable suppliers who prioritise sustainable farming and ethical animal welfare practices, we can provide customers with the transparency and peace of mind they deserve.

In conclusion, delivering fresh meat online can be done in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner. By utilizing eco-friendly packaging, minimizing food waste, optimising delivery routes, and prioritising transparency in sourcing and supply chain practices, we can ensure that fresh meat delivery remains a convenient and sustainable option for all.

Another way we strive for sustainability is where we source our meat from, & Borrowdale free range pork stands out for several reasons. 

Firstly, the animals are raised in a stress-free environment, which allows them to engage in natural behaviors like exploring in pasture, truffling, playing, and wallowing in the mud. 

This environment is also certified APIQ Free Range, meaning the animals have access to outdoor spaces and are not confined to indoor areas.

Secondly, they're provided with balanced diets that closely match those of their wild ancestors. This helps to enhance the natural flavours and tenderness of the pork, delivering a modern take on traditionally farming.

Thirdly, Borrowdale free range pork is produced using the highest standards of ethical pork production, ensuring the welfare of the animals is a top priority. This is reflected in the deep straw bedding in the insulated huts that protect the animals from the elements.

Lastly, what sets Borrowdale apart is what they choose not to include. Borrowdale free range pork contains 100% premium pork, with no added hormones or moisture infusion. This means consumers can enjoy the real taste of pork, without any artificial additives or enhancements.