Posted on 26th February 2018

At Tideford we love the world around us. It’s why we’ve always been organic + one of the reasons we became a vegan brand. So with that in mind, we’re launching a challenge to find an alternative to plastic.

Although all of our soup pots are recyclable, we’re aware that isn’t enough. So we are working with suppliers, experts + top universities to find a more environmentally friendly + sustainable way to get our lovely soups, sauces + miso out into the world.

If you’re thinking about changing your routine too, here are five of our favourite alternatives that can reduce plastic consumption from morning to night.

  1. If like us you can’t imagine giving up a daily caffeine hit, there are lots of alternatives to takeaway cups (most aren’t recyclable). Try these gorgeous designs from ecoffee cup.
  2. Having Tideford soup for lunch in the office? Our packaging doubles up as the perfect pen pot. But if it’s a salad (or sandwich) day, check out these lunch boxes that avoid plastic altogether.
  3. Over half of our bodies are made up of water + carrying a little extra around in your bag can still help the planet. There are so many reusable bottles to choose from, but we love S’well . Their bottles can keep drinks cold for 24 hours, hot for 12 hours, come in a huge range of shapes, sizes, colours + they are all BPA free.
  4. We’re all about a winning smile, but unfortunately toothbrushes are a chewy issue. There isn’t currently a vegan-friendly biodegradable bristle on the market – but for now we love these  with a biodegradable bamboo handle.
  5. Finally, you’re going to need a bag to carry everything in! Matt + Nat make vegan-friendly bags for everyone in your life. All their linings are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, they’ve just started using recycled rubber tyres in some designs, + are always striving to be as sustainable as possible.