recycling policy

itsu [grocery] are always mindful of our environment. We strive to produce the most innovative, healthy, delicious food using the best quality, most convenient, sustainable packaging available so that you enjoy beautiful consumption from pack to product. We are continually going green(er) and improving our packaging to make it least harmful to the environment.

noodle [cup] and noodle pot:

cup and pot

Our premium noodle cups and pots are exclusively designed for itsu. They are double walled to keep the noodles hot but ensure the packaging doesn’t get to hot to hold. They are designed to deliver the perfect eating experience whilst also being environmentally friendly by optimising space in transit and on shelf. The noodle cups and pots are 100% recyclable. 

spork

Our stand-out spork is made of polystyrene, which can be recycled but not widely in the UK- please ask your local council if they have the facilities. In the meantime, pop your spork in the dishwasher and re-use it!

lid

Our beautiful lids are made from polypropylene, chosen for its mixture of strength and flexibility. Our lids have great heat resistance and are strong enough so the cups can be stacked without the need to use cases- lowering overall fuel consumption by saving space in transport and also saving cardboard usage. The lid can be recycled but not widely in the UK- please ask your local council if they have the facilities.

noodle and sauce sachets

Our noodle sachets are made from polypropylene and are 100% recyclable. The sauce sachet is made from polyethylene and aluminium- necessary because our sauces are made from fresh ingredients, which need to be prevented from going off. At the moment the sachets are not recyclable but we are hoping this might change in the future as local authorities improve their recycling facilities. Watch this space!

crispy seaweed thins:

The inner plastic tray, which is necessary to keep the crispy seaweed thins in place and stop them from breaking, is made from recyclable material and is 100% recyclable. The foil outer packaging contains aluminium; vital for keeping the seaweed fresh and crispy, is currently not recyclable but we are hoping this might change in the future as local authorities improve their recycling facilities. Watch this space!

miso:

The packaging of our miso pouches are made from polyethylene and polypropylene, making them 100% recyclable. The individual miso sachet packets are also made of terephthalate, necessary to prevent oxidisation. At the moment the sachets are not recyclable but we are hoping this might change in the future as local authorities improve their recycling facilities. Watch this space!

sauces:

Our bespoke sauce bottles are 100% recyclable. Delicious Asian sauces in a beautiful, environmentally friendly bottle. 

snacks:

Both the inner bag and the box of our snack range are 100% recyclable and the packets are all made from recyclable material. Our rice cake packets and also made from recyclable material and are 100% recyclable. 

palm oil: 

We use palm oil in bean good, chocolate edamame, pick n' mix and wasabi. The palm oil we use in our products is from sustainable sources. We source from reputable suppliers who are Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified.

For more information about how to recycle, click the link to visit the recycling room