Packaging

Your meat will arrive in an insulated box with ice packs to keep the meat at fridge temperature (between 4 and 7ºC) during the delivery period. Orders are delivered by 24-hour courier, however we would like to assure you that our packaging will fully protect your products for 48 hours from dispatch.

Considering the environment

We have worked very hard to find an environmentally friendly solution for delivering our fresh products.

Wild Meat Company packaging

Boxes

The vast majority of deliveries will come in a recyclable cardboard box with a wool liner inside for insulation. For some very small or very large orders, polystyrene boxes may have to be used but we are working hard to source a more sustainable solution for these scenarios.

Wool insulation

This recyclable liner provides a more environmentally friendly form of insulation to keep the ice packs and meat cool.Wool is one of the most sustainable natural materials, being available in abundance as a by-product of rearing sheep. Wool is one of nature’s most amazing ‘smart fibres’, with a complex structure and natural properties that cope with extremes of cold and heat. Wool fibres are hygroscopic, which means they absorb and release moisture, a natural thermostat that maintains stable temperatures. The liners we use are made by Puffin Packaging. a company who have cleverly harnessed the smart fibre properties  and sealing pure wool in a100 % recyclable MDPE to create green insulation.

 

The wool insulation is totally compostable and biodegradable, releasing valuable nitrates back into the soil. The MDPE film used to enclose the wool fleece is recyclable at local authority waste depots. The cardboard delivery boxes are produced using recycled material and are recyclable at local authority waste depots. In most cases the box and wool packaging is suitable to be re-used several times. At the end of its useful life as packaging, the insulation liners or felted wool can be re-used for a variety of purposes.

Ice packs

Our 'eco' ice packs are are also supplied by Puffin Packaging Ltd.  These are made from a sustainably sourced recycled material. The pack may be stored safely either frozen or at room temperature and may be cleaned with soap and warm water. We recommend reusing these if you can but if you don't have any need for ice packs, they are also 100% recyclable and can be discarded with recycled waste.  The packs contain pure water which can can be poured down a drain or into the soil, or plants.