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Our Eat Grim boxes come in up to three sizes. Each size contains a certain amount of climate-friendly organic fruits and vegetables which have saved

Water

CO2

Land

Big & Beastly

1 177 l of water, or 16 showers

2.7 kg of CO2e, or a 10.6 km car drive

7.8 m2 of land to give back to nature

Small & Ugly

797 l of water, or 11 showers

1.8 kg of CO2e, or 7.2 km car drive

5.3 m2 of land to give back to nature

Mini & Mean

513 l of water, or 8 showers

1.2 kg of CO2e, or a 4.7 km car drive

3.4 m2 of land to give back to nature

Big & Beastly

Water

1 177 l of water, or 16 showers

CO2

2.7 kg of CO2e, or a 10.6 km car drive

Land

7.8 m2 of land to give back to nature

Small & Ugly

Water

797 l of water, or 11 showers

CO2

1.8 kg of CO2e, or 7.2 km car drive

Land

5.3 m2 of land to give back to nature

Mini & Mean

Water

513 l of water, or 8 showers

CO2

1.2 kg of CO2e, or a 4.7 km car drive

Land

3.4 m2 of land to give back to nature

About the Grimdex

For the Grimdex, we’ve looked at these things...

714 tonnes

Food

126 million liters

Water

286 tonnes

Emissions

841 thousand m²

Land

Sourcing

Packaging

Delivery

Activism

Food

50 million tonnes of overproduced and imperfect looking but edible fruit and vegetables are wasted every year in Europe alone. This amount could feed 190 million households weekly, all year round. At the same time we are worried that we don’t have enough food to feed the planet’s growing population. From a climate perspective, food waste is responsible for six percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. So when we consume an Eat Grim pear we actually remove the demand for growing one elsewhere, because it has been saved from going to waste. That way, we can feed more people without  increasing the harmful effects of food production on the planet. 

Water

The food industry requires extremely large amounts of freshwater from sources such as rivers and lakes to grow food. Food we grow but don’t eat wastes one fifth of all drinkable water, while over one billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water. Making smarter use of resources like food, that requires water to grow, is a critical step in battling water scarcity and ensuring we have enough in the future. 

Emissions

Agriculture harms the planet by emitting different types of greenhouse gasses that warm the planet. Food production emits over a quarter of these gasses and has been named the single largest threat to planetary health. By preventing good food from going to waste, we can keep climate change at bay. This makes reducing food waste one of the most impactful solutions to save our climate. Our international platform makes it super easy for farmers to sell their leftover and “ugly” produce through us, so we can solve food waste when and where it happens.

Land

Half of the world’s habitable land is used for growing food. A quarter of all arable land is used to grow food that’s never eaten. At the same time, the expansion of agriculture is transforming habitats and agricultural practises are speeding up the extinction of most threatened species. We work exclusively with farms that practise organic or biodynamic farming, which is gentler for the environment and in harmony with nature’s rhythm and respects the living beings in it.

Sourcing

We have lost our connection to the food we eat and to the people who grow it. Through our digital platform we seek to reconnect our customers back to the people who grow it by making it possible to work directly with farmers, cutting out as many middle steps as possible. By doing so, we make sure the money you pay ends up directly in farmers' pockets, instead of making corporate retail richer. That’s why one third of what you pay for each Eat Grim box goes directly back to the producers. Good luck finding a reliable and equally high percentage at any of the other places you can typically buy groceries at.

Packaging

All paper we use at Eat Grim is FSC certified. In 2020, we made the decision to ditch the wooden box and the plastic bag that came with it. We replaced it with cardboard boxes made of 66% recycled and 33% virgin fiber from FSC certified sources in Sweden, and that are made into boxes in Denmark by DSSmith. The good thing about using cardboard boxes is that not only have we reduced our use of plastic bags by nearly 100%, the cardboard can easily be recycled and given a new life in some other form.

Delivery

Last mile delivery is a huge emitter of toxic polluting particles. Our organic fruits and veggies are delivered to your door on Chainge's sustainable electric cargo bikes. By using electric bikes, we reduce the number of diesel vans on the streets and decrease CO2 emissions and the amount of harmful particles in the air by 90-95%. Bicycle delivery = less vans = less noise and less air pollution = better quality of life in the city. In areas that bicycles cannot reach, your products are delivered by our partners like Burd who use climate compensation or electric cars. For customers who want to go the extra mile to save the environment, we also cooperate with local businesses, offering an option to pick-up our boxes.

Activism

Making meaningful change in any industry requires looking beyond our own boundaries as a company. It’s time to think how we can give back to the society we exist in. Impact does not just relate to our products – all parts of our business affect our climate, including how we handle leftover produce from our own production. That’s why we partnered with homeless shelters, like Grace Kbh, to give back to the ones who need it the most.

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