CURRENT waste and recycling
Recycling – 83%
Waste to landfill – 17%
You may have noticed our recent mail packaging has also changed as we endeavour to find the best solution to be plastic free and ensure a pleasant customer experience. For this we would LOVE your feedback.
We have moved away from plastic and compostable bubble wrap to instead use paper wrapping. In the past 12 months we have found this to be very successful with only 2 breakages! In fact, it has proven better at protecting your jars of goodness with more success than the plastic alternatives.
More recently we have tried ditching the plastic mailer satchels and sending as many packages as possible directly in the carboard box. We hope these have been reaching you with little to no damage, but of course, are unsure of the condition of the boxes that arrive to you given they are out of our hands once they leave our facility. How has your experience been with the new mailing system? Please do let us know by replying to this email or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other more substantial efforts are also being made in the operations of our facility. We had our facility custom built just 12 months ago. This allowed us to have maximum legal capacity solar systems on our roof, a 40,000 litre water tank to ensure uncontaminated rain water that is then filtered for ALL our water usage. The used water is then caught and utilised on our gardens and throughout the property as grey water. We maximise the use of gas cooking equipment as much as possible as opposed to electricals despite the additional costing to us.
All food safe and general safety gear worn by our team is as eco friendly as legally allowed. We supply re wearable hair caps rather than the plastic nets for our team, aprons and cloth liner gloves. All utensils are stainless steel (no BPA free plastics in our kitchen, regardless of whether they are deemed food safe or not). Even our storage tubs are steel. Now if only we could find a solution for the plastic gloves worn for food prep then we'd be very close to a plastic free facility.
I do hope you can appreciate the time, energy and effort that goes into making a commercial kitchen environmentally friendly. We truly love our environment, this planet that we are fortunate enough to inhabit. And our planet is calling us all to desperately make changes, not matter how small, to help her survival.