How we do our part

Helping YOU help the planet, one meal kit at a time!

Local Urban Bites is committed to reducing its environmental footprint more than any other company delivering meal kits today. Don’t believe us? Let us show you!

Reusable insulated totes

We deliver all our meal kits in reusable insulated totes. We take these totes back when we deliver your next set of meals, sanitize them, and send them out again!

Cold packs

We provide biodegradable and recyclable cold packs to our customers each week. We will always source the biodegradable option whenever possible. Regardless of which type of cold pack you receive, we’ll wash and sanitize them and send them out again. The contents of the cold packs are also non-toxic to you and the environment!

Biodegradable packaging

Your bags come with four biodegradable pieces of packaging - the Biosposable 4 Oz. containers and lids (half cup portions), cold packs as mentioned above, cellophane cookie bags, and our brown paper bags.

Fully recyclable packaging

Every other piece of packaging is fully recyclable. The zipper lock bags that you receive can be recycled with your soft plastics. These items are made of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and biodegrade after six months of UV light exposure. The Hartland Landfill has a facility capable of degrading these bags responsibly!

Finally, responsible food sourcing

As foodies ourselves, we love knowing where our food comes from. We’ll never serve you a product we wouldn’t eat ourselves. Our fish is caught WILD and we source as many fruits and vegetables from local farms here on Vancouver Island. We work with local companies such as the Root Cellar, Islands West, Portofino Bakery, and Glenwood Meats – it doesn’t get more local than LUB!


The LUB Green Guide

Reducing our carbon footprint is important to us. Our goal is to deliver a fast, easy, fresh experience to you each and every time in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

We’ve created this guide to make it easy for you to responsibly dispose of all of your packaging.

Biodegradable packaging

4 Oz. Biosposable Containers

These are the half cup portions you might have inside your bag!

Cold Packs

The green ones are biodegradable. If they are black, they are fully recyclable. Send either of these sets of cold packs back to us and we’ll reuse them!

Brown Paper Bag

This bag is what your delicious ingredients come in!

Cellophane Cookie Bags

These are the bags we use for the delicious cookies we send to you each week!

Recyclable packaging

2 Oz. DART Containers

These can be placed in your curbside hard plastics recycling.

Kraft Bags

These bags can be placed in your curbside paper recycling.

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Zipper Lock Bags

These can be recycled with your soft plastics. The Hartland Landfill has a LDPE recycle facility for this style of bag.