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PETE’S PERSPECTIVE ON PLASTIC

Plastic isn’t perfect, but…

it does serve a very important purpose. Like protecting the integrity of our greens, providing a longer shelf life, reducing food waste, keeping products affordable and reducing our carbon footprint during transportation. They also serve as a perfect mini-greenhouse for our rooted greens!

Plastic isn’t perfect, but…

we can make it better by doing everything we can to keep it out of our landfills, rivers, oceans and lakes. Or in other words, keep the cycle going. And if we all recycle properly, our plastic can be reborn and reused over and over again. Just scroll down for recycling best practices.

Plastic isn’t perfect, but…

that is exactly why we are committed to…

Adding How2Recycle information to all our packaging by 2022

NO MORE “WISH-CYCLING”

It’s time to stop “wish-cycling.” You know, tossing packaging in the recycle bin, making a little wish and hoping that it actually gets recycled.

Look, we know recycling can be hard. It takes work to ensure that plastic gets the treatment it deserves. But if you put in the effort, the reward is well worth it.

WISH-CYCLING ISN’t RECYCLING.

Here’s how to recycle Pete’s packaging:

PETE’S RECYCLING BEST PRACTICES

Greenhouse Fresh (PET CLAMSHELL)

RECYCLABLE: YES* | MADE OF 100% RECYCLED MATERIALS
First, remove the film since it’s currently not accepted in the recycling system (but through our efforts with The Recycling Partnership, we are working hard to change that!). As for the clamshell, double check to see if it’s accepted at your local recycling center. If yes, you know exactly what to do!

Living Lettuce (PET CLAMSHELL)

RECYCLABLE: YES* | MADE OF 80% RECYCLED MATERIALS
No need to even remove the label (unlike traditional adhesive labels, all of our labels are specially made to wash off during the recycling process). Simply rinse the clamshell and check to see if it is accepted. If yes, toss it in the recycle bin.

Butter Stuffers (PET CLAMSHELL)

RECYCLABLE: YES* | MADE OF 75% RECYCLED MATERIALS

Remove the cardboard band, rinse the clamshell and dressing packets and place them in the recycle bin. Of course, don’t forget to double check with your local recycling center to make sure they are accepted. The rest is not recyclable at this time, but you butter believe we are looking at better options!

Wondercress Flexible Packaging

RECYCLABLE: NO

Limitations at the recycling facility make this plastic difficult to recycle. We are working with our partners to find an earth-friendly alternative and are coming up with creative ways to upcycle in the meantime.

Wondercress (Flexible Packaging)

REUSABLE: YES*

These are reusable but not recyclable. We will leave it up to you to find a clever way to reuse these very useful bands. In addition, the US Postal Service accepts rubber bands left in the mailbox or drop them off at the post office.

*Check with your local recycling center right here.

Here is a good resource where you can put in your zip code and get some answers:

berecycled.org

A FAMILY OPERATION

Our family operation goes well beyond Pete’s family. You see, all of our employees are family – together striving for excellence in terms of their own personal growth, as well as the growth of our greenhouse greens.

ESOP

If you work at Pete’s, you’re an owner of Pete’s. Or in other words, we are an owner-operated organization. This is why we are so passionate about our purpose, as well as supporting our local community.

GIVING BACK

We have been around for a while. Our community has given us so much. So it goes without saying that we are committed to giving back to the locations in which we call home.

Recent Donations have gone to:
Food Bank of Santa Barbara
Food Share Oxnard
Unity Shoppe Santa Barbara
Veggie Rescue
Feeding the Frontlines

TOTAL POUNDS OF LETTUCE DONATED
TO LOCAL FOOD BANKS:

95,000 lbs

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RECYCLING. BEYOND THE BIN.

There are several ways to keep plastic from ending up in the water and/or landfill. Of course, there’s traditional recycling. There’s also an endless amount of creative ways in which we can upcycle plastic. Here are a few starter ideas. Please let us know what you come up with. We will feature it on our Instagram!

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Check out our sustainability FAQs or reach out to us at info@eatpetes.com.

FAQs

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Phone

805-684-4146

OFFICE

PO Box 1327
Carpinteria, CA 93014