Home compostable packaging
We package our produce using paper and rubber bands, paper bags, cardboard punnets and home-compostable and worm-farm friendly bags.
Using packaging that can be composted is important to us, and we also want our customers to experience our produce as fresh as possible.
We package our salad greens into home-compostable and worm-farm friendly bags. They are a brand called Econic and made using vegetable starches. By using the bags our greens stay in top-notch condition and fresher for longer which creates less waste for our customers.
Any offcuts from our packing room go into our compost which creates less waste for us too. Econic bags are made in Hamilton by a New Zealand owned family run business.
You can put your used Econic bags in your own home compost or worm farm, containing heat, water, oxygen, soil and micro-organisms. Compost trials have shown that Econic bags can break down into small fragments in as little as 16 weeks. The rate of breakdown will vary depending on the compost environment, temperature and humidity.
Econic bag compostability information: https://embersustainablepackaging.com/pages/how-it-works