For some time now we have been working towards becoming a more sustainable company. As part of this initiative, we have actively been reducing our use of plastic wherever we can.
This plastic free July we want to celebrate how far we’ve come, and also acknowledge our ongoing commitment to do more. Reducing the use of plastic can be a difficult task, particularly when there’s large scale supply chains involved. We recognise that we are not perfect, but we can confidently say we are doing our best and we will always look for ways to improve.
Some of the changes we’ve implemented over the past few years include removing all unnecessary plastic (scoops, order wrapping) from our products. We’ve also switched from recyclable plastic tubs to 100% plastic free recyclable canisters.
We are proud to be leading the way in sustainable packaging within our industry. Our products are available in canisters that are fully recyclable, are less carbon intensive than steel cans & glass, and the paper used is made from 100% recyclable fiber. When diverted to the recycling stream, the canisters have a recovery rate of 88%.
While some canisters appear to be made out of a type of paperboard and may look and feel recyclable, many are coated in a thin protective laminate that make it feel more 'luxe,' but because the laminate is a form of plastic, it makes it a single use item. This is because the laminate can't be separated from the paperboard that it's been adhered to.
We also use a water based adhesive, which makes our canisters far more recyclable than those that use an oil base adhesive. This is because canisters with oil based adhesive cannot be passed through the shemelter and be burned down to a recyclable form - meaning it often ends up as landfill. Our canisters are made here in Australia and are FSC certified.
We’ve also introduced a number of reusable items to our range to help you reduce your plastic use. It seems fitting to let our Stainless Steel Lunchbox, Stainless Steel Protein Shaker, Reusable Silicone Pouch Set, Doubled Walled Glass Flask and Reusable Cutlery Set take centre stage for plastic free July. The unsung heroes in our kitchen, these products are so handy for on-the-go food and drinks. We know you guys care about reducing your plastic use just as much as we do, and there’s never been a stock up on these babies.