Sustainability & Ethos


We’re here to stop the waste.

Lofty Box loves saving surplus stock from great brands, and here’s why you should too!

We like to be inclusive at Lofty Box; we welcome short dated stock, stock that’s nearing, or past, its best before date, imperfect products, like wonky candles that haven’t quite made the cut, and products with out of date or seasonal branding. We’re here to stop the waste.

Products that are past their best before date are perfectly safe, and if you don’t want to take our word for it, then head over to the Food Standards Agency and have a read of their guidance.

Best before dates are about quality, not safety. Food is safe to eat after best before.

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A use-by date on food is about safety; you can eat food until and, on the use-by date but not after. You will see use-by dates on food that goes off quickly, such as meat products or ready-to-eat salads. We don’t include products that are past their use-by dates in your Lofty Box.

A best before date, sometimes shown as BBE (best before end), is about quality and not safety. The food will be safe to eat after this date but may not be at its best. But did you know that companies have to write a BBE on their products, even if the quality doesn’t deteriorate?

We work with Ecologi to plant trees to offset our carbon footprint. Ecologi plant trees and fund the world’s best crisis solutions.

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We use recycled card and tissue paper; we don’t use any dyes and we limit the extent of our packaging.

We use sustainable printers for all our marketing materials and Lofty Box own products.

We're proud of what we do and who we work with.

We only partner with brands who share our values; we support small upcoming brands and bigger brands getting it right.

We care who we work with and ensure that we get to know our brands and products. We love collaborating with our partners and building a network of people leading the way to a sustainable future.

We use Hived a to deliver Lofty Boxes to our London subscribers; Hived are an 100% emission free end-to-end delivery service.

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Giving back matters to us.

We pay it forward and share excess stock with those in need. We are currently looking to partner with local food banks to make routine food donations.

If you think we could be doing it better, let us know at hello@loftybox.co.uk - we love hearing your ideas.

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