In the first year of Urban Green, we laboured for months and months (and months!) trying to figure out a packaging system which cut out plastic all together - conventionally microherbs are packaged in a small plastic pot with a clear plastic herb sleeve on the outside. For the first year we grew directly in biodegradable soup cups, however in order to increase production and make the operation run more efficiently, we had to transition into small recyclable plastic pots. Single use plastic such as herb sleeves is an absolute NO from us, so we figured out a system where we could cut this out, involving recycled kraft paper and an extra biodegradable cup. It is a more expensive and time intensive system, but totally worth it. And looking at the product, we think you will be able to see why :)