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Three environmentally aware food delivery companies helping you reduce food waste.

You may have heard of the fast-food delivery startups like Deliveroo and JustEat, delivering ready-cooked hot meals direct to your door (if you live in or around major cities.). However, for those who still enjoy cooking a meal at home, there are now companies that deliver the raw ingredients for a meal, with instructions, no matter where you live in the country.

You can get a week's worth of food all worked out for you; whether you have a vegan, vegetarian, or meat inclusive diet, it is all now available.

We all now know that it will help the planet if we could all eat less meat. However, including less meat in your diet can be a challenge. It isn't easy to know what combinations of food can keep the diet interesting and varied. However worry-not, companies out there can now plan your meals and supply precisely the right amount of ingredients required, and by having the exact amount of food delivered to your door, you can dramatically reduce the amount of food wasted. 

Below are details of three market leaders in the meal planning and food delivery industry. Using them can help us reduce the effort needed to cook healthy, nutritious meals that can keep the most demanding family interested whilst reducing our impact on our environment.

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Green Chef offers five core, nutritionist-approved dietary preferences: Keto, Lower Carb, Balanced, Vegan and Vegetarian.
They have a wide variety of plant-based menu options available, enabling you to make an easy switch to vegan eating.

They care about the environment and strive to produce a sustainable and eco-friendly product.

  • All ingredients come pre-measured to reduce food waste from overbuying and leftovers significantly.
  • They offset 100% of their company's operational and distribution-related carbon emissions and in-box plastics.
  • They are continually seeking to reduce the plastics in use boxes to replace them with more sustainable materials.

Green Chef works closely with suppliers who share their values. Their fresh meat is always British and high-welfare, and their fish is certified sustainable.


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Gousto's big red recipe boxes will help you whip up wholesome, impressive meals no matter your skill level, with all of the flavour and none of the fuss.

From everyday favourites and ten-minute meals to global cuisines and healthy choices, you’ll have over 60 recipes to choose from each week from their menu. Their boxes include step-by-step recipes and all the fresh ingredients you need. Just pick what you fancy for dinner, and leave the planning to them.

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HelloFresh supplies recipe boxes with pre-portioned ingredients, which means everything in there ends up on your plate.
They are committed to offsetting 100% of direct carbon emissions, making them a great eco-friendly choice.

As part of our mission to change the way people eat, we are constantly finding ways to help you balance your carbon footprint. HelloFresh commits to offsetting all the direct CO2 emissions caused by our internal operations and offices, plus all emissions from corporate travel and delivery to our customers. We do this by investing in green initiatives via our partner Planetly. By completely offsetting the carbon footprint of our deliveries, we support you in making green choices and boost environmentally friendly projects throughout the world.