FreshDirect, Now With Fewer Boxes


The City Room reports that FreshDirect has cut the number of cardboard boxes it uses for delivery by 1.5 million since last year. The decrease is the result of a new system used by the company that allows items that were previously packed separately to be packed together. So big boxes containing one lonesome apple are now a thing of the past.

The cardboard boxes themselves will also soon be a thing of the past: next year, FreshDirect will replace them with paper bags that will be delivered in reusable plastic containers.