Meal kits have much to offer. They’re relatively simple to use, they can be catered to your dietary needs, and an increasing number of companies are using local and organic ingredients. Not to mention the obvious: Having all the makings of dinner delivered means you don't have to make a trip (or trips) to the grocery store or even think about what to cook tonight.
But those direct-to-your-doorstep boxes also come with a little baggage. Here, we examine the waste involved in meal kits — and how it stacks up against the waste produced by more typical grocery shopping practices.