Loose, dried pulses are not easy to find.
The Greenest Beans
This might be worth looking into;
@meganonthecoast tweets The British beans I finally picked up from the post office are packaged in paper! Thx
They come from “Hodmedod is a small but growing independent business, founded in 2012 to source and supply beans and other products from British farms.”
PULSE & QUINOA FLOURS Gluten-free fine yellow pea, green pea, fava bean & quinoa flours.
BRITISH QUINOA Grown on the plains of Essex.Deliciously nutty and light.
And from what I have seen on Twitter, some stuff comes in paper bags!
Do check and please let me know.
Buying Plastic Wrapped
But if none of these work for you try to buy products that are wrapped in polythene rather than film as this is an easily recycled plastic unlike film which is not. More details here.
Internet store Goodness can supply you with a whole load of beans and other dried stuff in polythene bags. Please note, many of the companies featured on their website DO sell stuff in film BUT the 3kg bulk buy bags in the Goodness range, (their own range), always come in polythene bags.
At least that has been my experience but you should double check..
Their onward packaging is all recyclable or biodegradable.
Goodness Range ( that I have bought – there are lots more
- Kidney Beans
- Black Eye
- Lentils Yellow
- Lentils Green