Our commitment to sustainability is in everything we do.
Chantal Organics is committed to sustainability and this includes taking a closer look at how we package our products. Our priority is to protect the quality of our organic ingredients, to ensure they maintain their freshness and to diminish any food waste from spoilage.
Along with many New Zealanders, we are concerned about plastic waste. It’s important to us that our packaging is part of a full cycle of sustainability. This means the packaging completes the cycle of its life, with as little impact on the environment as possible.
With this in mind, we reached the decision to use resealable, soft plastic recyclable bags, that are made with 25% recycled plastic content. Plastic material can be reused time and time again, diverting it from landfill. At the end of their use, these bags can be recycled, in New Zealand, into new products such as fence posts. These posts are sturdy and practical for agricultural industries countrywide. Find out why we felt this was a more future-proof solution than compostable bags here.
All of our new recyclable plastic pouches can be dropped into the Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling bins at supermarkets and other participating stores. Find out if there is a drop off near you here. This recycling scheme continues to expand into further regions. Due to a lack of infrastructure in NZ, soft plastic recycling is not currently accepted in kerbside recycling. However, the government has plans to invest in this.
As part of our sustainable journey, we will transition our full range of dry goods into this soft plastics recyclable bag. The world is quickly changing and so is innovative packaging technology. We will continually strive to offer the most up-to-date packaging solutions.