Cooking and respect for nature - in all its forms - go hand in hand. Only the finest ingredients that the land or sea has to offer result in the most delicious dishes. That's why we increasingly choose meat or vegetables of organic origin or at least ingredients with as much respect for animal welfare or that leave the smallest possible footprint. All this sustainability made us want more.
Sustainable cooking and eating
On the scale of sustainability, sous vide is one of the very best ways to prepare food. The sous-vide method uses very little energy, making it perfect for the cook who wants to do their bit for sustainability. With this modern cooking technique, we cook the ingredients in a hot water bath at a constant low temperature. After a few hours of floating in the warm water, that beautiful piece of organic beef will eventually reach the doneness that you as chef have in mind. If you do opt for meat or fish, it's better to make sure it's perfectly prepared, right?
Sous vide cooking is more sustainable
Although sous vide cooking is already a step forward as far as sustainability is concerned, one thing remained a thorn in our side: the plastic sous vide bags. The dish is packed in a plastic bag which we then vacuum seal. By packing the contents properly we prevent our ingredients from coming into direct contact with the hot water and keep all our flavours inside the bag. After use the bag ends up in the waste. A waste of plastic, of course, so we had to change that!
Reusable bags for sous-vide
We have a reusable sous vide bag in our range. These vacuum bags can be opened and closed several times. They are very easy to vacuum by placing a vacuum pump on the valve. The reusable sous vide bags are of course made of a food safe and BPA free material. And suitable for temperatures from -30 to 100 degrees Celsius. So they can also be used in the freezer.
One set consists of twenty of these reusable vacuum bags. So you immediately have enough resealable bags to replace the old-fashioned and therefore polluting plastic vacuum bags. Moreover we are busy developing a completely plastic free sous-vide bag. With these environmentally friendly alternatives we can further reduce the use of plastic and, as sous-vide enthusiasts, make our own contribution to reducing the waste mountain.
By offering a better alternative to the sous vide bag, we hope to do our bit to make our society more sustainable. No matter how hard we try, we cannot escape the use of plastic. We have therefore become a partner of Plastic Bank. For every order in which something of plastic can be found, that may be the packaging material to the ordered product itself, the CO2 emissions are 100 percent compensated by the cooperation with this organization.
Plastic Bank, founded in 2013, is a Canadian social enterprise that focuses on building recycling ecosystems in developing countries. This can help tackle the plastics soup in the oceans in one fell swoop, but also ensure the reduction of poverty in the countries where this organization operates. Plastic Bank offers people living in poverty the opportunity to collect plastic in exchange for payment of school fees, health insurance, medicine, access to the Internet and fuel for cooking. Plastic bank processes all the collected plastic and makes sure it can be reused. Plastic bank is currently active in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil and Egypt and in the future they will also expand their activities to Colombia and Vietnam.
At Souvy we try to make our own contribution in the field of sustainability. The CO2 emissions of every order are compensated. Moreover, all Souvy products are tested by us for their reliability and usability. You can therefore rest assured that you are buying sustainable quality from our company.