The average American produces 1,704 pounds of trash each year. That’s enough to fill 23 million garbage trucks, which is 50 garbage trucks per minute!
And before we pat ourselves on the back for our awesome recycling habits here in Colorado, only 12% of our waste gets recycled, which is well under the national average of 35%.
But the waste isn’t the only issue with packaging.
There are 2 big secrets that could change the way you look at packaged foods forever.
First, a lot of food packaging contains toxic chemicals that leach into our food. You’d assume the FDA or some other body would regulate against this, right? Wrong. The regulations are loose and generally left to food companies to decide for themselves.
Secondly, packaged food is often at least twice as expensive as buying unpackaged.
We know that so many people feel totally powerless against the ever growing tsunami of plastic. It has become a seemingly inevitable part of life.
We knew there had to be a solution.
A group of serial entrepreneurs got together – each from different walks of life, but equally passionate about putting a stop to this crazy cycle of waste and decided to launch Nude Foods Market, a zero-waste grocery and household products delivery service (and eventually store when COVID allows) based in Boulder, CO.
We worry about waste so you don’t have to.
We spend hours debating jute vs recycled cotton vs reused cardboard boxes as the least environmentally impactful delivery containers.
We search far and wide to find farmers using sustainable practices to purchase from.
We give local makers an alternative sales channel where they don’t have to use any packaging.
We are transparent and always looking to do better.
Join the movement and do your part to reduce the mountains of plastic waste humans are producing.
Boulder is just the start!