NaturePac was born out of Evolution Packaging Products Ltd, a second generation family business. Evolution Packaging’s history is based in traditional retail packaging, mostly carrier bags. When the current generation moved into management in 2018, we realised we needed to change.
We love the outdoors; having summer holidays in the mountains of Scotland and Europe, skiing in the winter, and competing horses all year round, we are constantly outside. Spending this much time outside in the natural environment, you realise we, as a general population, need to change our habits, in particular to waste disposal and littering. We believe it is the responsibility of government and business to ensure this change takes place.
This started Evolution on a journey which has led to NaturePac, and NaturePac is still very much on this journey.
NaturePac was started to help the food-to-go sector make better choices when it comes to their packaging. Our thought process is, in order to enable businesses to make the best choices for their business and their environment, we need to make choosing, purchasing, and disposing of sustainable packaging as easy as possible.
Since 2018 we set about educating ourselves as best we can. There are new materials and technologies being developed all the time, so this is a constant process. When NaturePac started, we believed the best option available was Commercially Compostable packaging. However, as time as moved on and new technologies are being developed, this is not always the case now. In fact, we are now trying to develop our range of products that are made from recycled materials, and then be able to be recycled again from home (or in street bins). If these items are also Home Compostable or Commercially Compostable, this is an added bonus. (For more information on types of disposal and the reasons behind the change in approach, please read our blogs).
Having products made from recycled materials, which can then be recycled again is helping us to achieve a Circular Economy. To be truly sustainable, the Circular Economy has a massive part to play. (For more information on the Circular Economy please see our glossary).
As I have stated before, what we believe are the best options now, might not be the best options in 12 months or even 6 months time. This is why we are constantly keeping ourselves and our product ranges as up-to-date as possible. Every time we discover something new, or something changes within the industry we will let you know and adjust our advice as needed.
If at any time you have any questions at all about how to make your packaging choices more sustainable, please call us on 01480 309870 and we will be more than happy to help.
I look forward to working with you.
NaturePac – Keeping Britain Beautiful
Naturepac's mission statement:
To lead the packaging industry towards a truly sustainable future. We're here to challenge the status quo, drive innovation and provide considered, unbiased, education.
All of the eco-friendly packaging products we sell are either Recyclable, Compostable, Home Compostable or Reusable.
Meet the Team
James Turton - Operations Director:
I have been working within Evolution Packaging since about 2007. I first started in the warehouse and then move up through the business. This has given me, and continues to give me, great insight and understanding of the whole of the business.
I am passionate about small, continuous improvements, whether that’s myself, the business, our products, our sustainability, etc… If we can just constantly make small improvements each day, over the course of a year, the improvement will be massive.
Outside of the office, I love to be outside, especially in the mountains! Every holiday we go on (other than trips to Center Parcs) we make sure they are to the mountains. Whether it’s the Scottish mountains, the Apls, the Rockies, or anywhere else, the smell of the fresh air is unbeatable! I also feel the mountains help to put everything in perspective. They are awe inspiring and help me to reflect.
The picture below is a special place in my wife and I’s hearts. It was taken in the Highlands of Scotland on a beautiful Autumn day. The drive down the to Loch was stunning. We had it to ourselves and we drove past a lovely heard of Red Deer. It was amazing! To have experiences like this is exactly why we do what we do!
Richard Butcher - General Manager
I grew up under the big sky's and long horizons of the Cambridgeshire fen. I spent lots of my early years outside and still love being outdoors especially around water.
I have worked in the packaging industry in a number of roles over the last 27 years and am now General manager. In this diverse role I am fortunate to be involved in all areas of the business. With Sustainability and responsibity to minimising climate change now at the heart of most businesses It's an exciting opportunity for us to make a real difference by helping our clients understand all their options. When I'm not working I enjoy carpentry, reading and love teaching my son to cook.
Barbara Nichols - Customer Success
I am part of the Customer Sucess Team here on the end of the telephone to help with your order or send you a copy of the invoice. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family. I also love to bake much to the delight of my colleagues who love the sight of my cake tin!
Nick Geeson - Business Development
I'm Nick, tasked with business development, I've been with NaturePac coming up to you 4 years now.
I'm a glass half full type of guy, who loves to be active. Football is my first love, followed by most all other sports.
I'm a real a family man, with three beautiful nephews who always keep me on my toes.
If you need anything, be sure to ask for me.
Jack Tite - Customer Success
Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m responsible for making sure we at NaturePac are doing everything we can to provide the best possible experience to customers. I also keep customers notified and up-to-date on out of stock items. Outside of work I can often be found playing a number of tabletop games at tournaments and events around the country.
Liam Crosby - Warehouse Manager
My job role involves ensuring smooth and safe running of the warehouse. I also oversee the team in the warehouse ensuring our customers receive their order on time. My team and I help to ensure we have enough stock in at any one time. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family.
Kate Oxford - Warehouse Assistant
My name is Kate and I work in the warehouse. I also work on creative projects for the company, which puts my artistic abilities to good use. I’m a big supporter of going green in all aspects of life. Activities in my spare time include cycling, animating and finding creative ways to reclaim broken objects.
Jack Bygraves - Warehouse Assistant
Hi I’m Jack. I work in the warehouse, helping with all procedures of stock going in and out. I enjoy my time outside of work keeping myself active in the gym and playing sports, I also have a keen interest in photography and travel so try to explore new places as much as I can.
Naturepac Recyclable Products
Our aim is to ensure that all Naturepac Recyclable products are made from easily recycled materials. This ensures that they are fully recyclable at the kerb side. But we are going one step further. Where we can, Naturepac Recyclable products will be made from either a bio-based material, or made from post consumer recycled material.
With changes in technology happening on an almost daily basis, we strongly believe that recycling will play a major part in making single-use packaging sustainable. It is therefore our responsibility to ensure that the recyclable packaging we supply can be easily and efficiently recycled, whilst delivering a high standard of performance in use.
Naturepac Compostable and Home Compostable Products
We are conscious that Commercially Compostable products are not always the most sustainable option for customers, as our existing waste management infrastructure is poorly equipped to handle it. This is why we are trying to supply the broadest possible range of Home Compostable products.
Our aim is to have a Home Compostable option available for every type of food-to-go packaging.
Naturepac Reusable Products
Although single use packaging products will always have a part to play in the food and drink sector, we know that we all need to reduce the amount of packaging we use. We are therefore developing a range of Reusable products, designed to offer our customers even greater flexibility in their pursuit of sustainability.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will be more than happy to recommend the best available alternatives to single use packaging.
Naturepac is a trademark of:
Evolution Packaging Products Ltd
Unit 40-42 Edison Road