After years and years of trying to find a replacement for plastic bags, let us introduce you to our new….

100% COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING!

Yes! Both the film and the tray on these packs are compostable.

Some of the good points of this much needed compostable packaging alternative:

  • made out of cellulose and fibre; the same stuff that paper is made from (plants)
  • decomposes rapidly if it inadvertently ends up in the marine environment
  • comes from renewable resources as opposed to fossil fuels (it is NOT a so-called BIOPLASTIC, as it’s plant material)
  • the land it comes from used to host rubber plantations, not food production

 

  • obtained from non-GMO sources
  • certified to compostable European Standards (EN 13432), Australian AS 4736–2006, and American ASTM D6400
  • certified to home compostable standards by “Ok Compost Home” by Vincotte (Belgium)

We favour compostability ahead of plastic recycling due to the fossil fuels used in plastics and the fact that the recycling process produces more gas emissions, but we also know that we need City Councils to get behind the cause by offering more compost treating facilities. If you think that sounds spot on, it would be a good idea to write to your local council to let them know.

In the meantime, keep an eye out to see if the compostable packs are available at your local supermarket…

Composting is easy

Composting is the controlled biological break-down of organic matter such as food scraps and yard trimmings (and our compostable packs!) into a humus or soil-like material, which is used as a natural fertiliser to improve soil structure. Simply throw it into your backyard or balcony composter, include it in curb-side collection programs for organic waste, or return it to managed compost facilities. If you compost at home, don’t forget to cut or tear the packaging into smaller pieces, in the same way you would pulpy food scraps like grapefruit rinds and banana peels. This helps it break down faster.

Check these links out for more composting info:

We are still using some plastic bags and recyclable punnets as this ensures less damage to the product, but the goal is to progressively transition all our packaging requirements to our new compostable packs.

Less plastic, please

 

No packaging trial at Countdown Ponsonby

We are very excited about this. The good people of Countdown decided to give it a shot and started selling organics loose a few months ago. We supply paper bags with the word ORGANIC clearly visible so that it’s impossible to miss by checkout operators. There are still some issues to iron out but we are working on it and expect this format to be rolled out across more stores in the near future.

After years and years of trying to find a replacement for plastic bags, let us introduce you to our new….

100% COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING!

Yes! Both the film and the tray on these packs are compostable.

Some of the good points of this much needed compostable packaging alternative:

  • made out of cellulose and fibre; the same stuff that paper is made from (plants)
  • decomposes rapidly if it inadvertently ends up in the marine environment
  • comes from renewable resources as opposed to fossil fuels (it is NOT a so-called BIOPLASTIC, as it’s plant material)
  • the land it comes from used to host rubber plantations, not food production
  • obtained from non-GMO sources
  • certified to compostable European Standards (EN 13432), Australian AS 4736–2006, and American ASTM D6400
  • certified to home compostable standards by “Ok Compost Home” by Vincotte (Belgium)

We favour compostability ahead of plastic recycling due to the fossil fuels used in plastics and the fact that the recycling process produces more gas emissions, but we also know that we need City Councils to get behind the cause by offering more compost treating facilities. If you think that sounds spot on, it would be a good idea to write to your local council to let them know.

In the meantime, keep an eye out to see if the compostable packs are available at your local supermarket…

Composting is easy

Composting is the controlled biological break-down of organic matter such as food scraps and yard trimmings (and our compostable packs!) into a humus or soil-like material, which is used as a natural fertiliser to improve soil structure. Simply throw it into your backyard or balcony composter, include it in curb-side collection programs for organic waste, or return it to managed compost facilities. If you compost at home, don’t forget to cut or tear the packaging into smaller pieces, in the same way you would pulpy food scraps like grapefruit rinds and banana peels. This helps it break down faster.

Check these links out for more composting info:

We are still using some plastic bags and recyclable punnets as this ensures less damage to the product, but the goal is to progressively transition all our packaging requirements to our new compostable packs.

Less plastic, please

 

No packaging trial at Countdown Ponsonby

We are very excited about this. The good people of Countdown decided to give it a shot and started selling organics loose a few months ago. We supply paper bags with the word ORGANIC clearly visible so that it’s impossible to miss by checkout operators. There are still some issues to iron out but we are working on it and expect this format to be rolled out across more stores in the near future.