We have learned so much from la cultura of pasta making.
How to cook better, how to eat better and, most importantly, how to treat our planet better.
Where we are
“Italianità” (“Italian-ness)” is not just about living la dolce vita. Abiding by the Italian principles of simplicity, community and resourcefulness, we follow a “reduce, reuse, recycle” model. We know we still have a way to go, but here are a few milestones that we are proud of:
Shifting to 100% recyclable or compostable packaging
Implementing our reusable packaging scheme
Introducing 100% compostable wool insulation that would otherwise be wasted in the fashion industry
Our mission is to help people enjoy a five star trattoria experience, but from their homes and with less waste. While developing the concept for his fresh pasta business, our founder Alessandro was shocked to learn that over 80% of food goes to waste in a typical fine dining restaurant. Our pre-order model, predictive technology and pre-portioned product means we only order what we need and so food waste is minimal.
OUR MISSION IS TO BE A 100% ZERO-WASTE BUSINESS BY 2025
Because sustainability is as much about people as it is about the planet. We promise to do all that we can to support the communities that need it most. Here are some of the ways we’ve tried to help make someone’s day when times were tough:
With the help of our customers, we raised over £20,000 for Age UK to support the elderly during the pandemic.
We donated over £10,000 in support of our favourite restaurants when lockdown closed their doors.
We dropped off bundles of fresh pasta kits to feed our NHS heroes at three of London’s busiest hospitals.
This Halloween, we created a series of “wonky” pasta dishes made from pumpkin flesh that would otherwise be wasted, donating £1 from each dish to food waste charity FareShare.
As lockdown continues to make it challenging to spend time with those we love, we've relaunched our #PastaCare packages in support of leading mental health charity Mind UK.
I WANT TO KNOW MORE
Yes, all our packaging is recyclable or biodegradable. From our tagliatelle pouches to our ravioli trays, 98% of our packaging is made of recyclable cardboard and our sauce sachets are fully biodegradable.
Yes - ice packs included! As a subscription service, reuse is a fundamental part of our business model. Simply get in touch with our helpful customer success team on firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will be happy to send a free postage label to return packaging and ice-packs for reuse.
By using predictive models for planning orders and pre-portioning our food, we have very minimal food waste. Any dishes we do not sell are not destined for landfill - we’re working with The Felix Project London to redistribute our food waste to their network of local charities and schools that provide food support to vulnerable people.
Of course! We love finding resourceful ways to give materials a new life - the liner in our boxes, for example, is a plastic-free alternative made from scraps of denim that would otherwise go to waste in the fashion industry. From keeping their plants watered during the drier months to creating a dog blanket, we have been endlessly inspired by all the creative ways our evangelists have reused our packaging! Our ice packs are also amazing for summer picnics…
Whilst PASTA EVANGELISTS currently uses no chicken in our menu, we have signed on to the Better Chicken Commitment to raise animal welfare standards across the entire industry.