We re-use or recycle so much, that Sarvaa Superfood now only generate one large bag of trash per month!
For example, we even spend the extra money to purchase the absolute highest quality virgin organic coconut oil in glass jars instead of plastic tubs. And we don't put these jars into the typical recycling stream where a great deal of energy is wasted crushing the glass and transporting the heavy crushed glass to road construction projects or to and re-melting factors. Instead we donate the nice big jars to a local non-profit organization that simply washed the jars and re-uses them in several clever ways as part of their mission.
We re-use as many of the boxes that get shipped to us as possible. The damaged boxes all get recycled as efficiently as possible.
As mentioned above, we find organizations to that will re-use any glass jars or bottles that are shipped to us by our ingredient suppliers.
We allocate staff time to actually wash the empty plastic bags that are used so that they're eligible for higher quality recycling programs. We don't generate any plastic bags to in our bulk production processes, but we do receive some plastic bags from a few of our ingredient suppliers, but these are washed and re-used or recycled.
Food waste is now down to around one quart container per month.
Packaging to Food Ratio
We strive to always be in the top 5% of packaged food companies in the U.S. in terms of Food to.Packaging Ratio. What is the definition of Food to Packaging Ratio? One of the most common offenders is breakfast cereal that contains approximately 10 oz of food in 3 oz of packaging. And the packing has both a plastic bag and a large box covered in toxic ink.
Nutrient to Packaging Ratio
Because we include no Empty Calorie Ingredients like cheap grains or sugar, we're in the top 3% in the U.S. of Nutrient to Packaging Ratio. What does this mean? Simply put, it means that we employ only super high nutrient-density ingredients in the absolute minimum amount of packaging. Compare this to a bag of potato chips that is only half filled with very little nutrients in a large plastic bag.
Toxins Directly Generated in Production
We do not generate any toxins directly in our Production Facility. However, we do indirectly generate toxins when we heat our building in the winter with natural gas. Luckily we have a good amount of solar gain in the Winter.
We strive to use as little electrical power as possible. We retrofitted our facility with all LED lighting two years ago.
We only use non-toxic cleaning products in our facility.