We have to get food waste out of landfill

Food waste and compostable packaging can integrate, working together to break down quickly, efficiently, and provide healthy compost as an end product. One of the issues with current waste management is that most food waste still ends up in landfill. Unfortunately, organic material in landfill cannot break down properly because there is no oxygen or light, slow decomposition that can occur in landfill will release methane, which is a major contributor to climate change. Landfill is a double edged sword, it’s a waste of reusable organic molecules, and it delivers toxic environmental outcomes. We are committed as a company to helping the industry divert compostable material into compost facilities nationwide. 'The Full Package - Return' proves that a solution is possible, and it’s relatively simple. Our dream is a curbside collection throughout the country, and of course for all of our products to complete the circular economy model; plants, products, compost, repeat.

Sustainable packaging is just the start

We are proud members of the Sustainable Business Network – New Zealand’s largest, longest-standing sustainable business organisation. We've been a finalist at the SBN Awards in 2017 & 2018.

Carbon Zero

We are proud to be a Toitū carbonzeroCertTM certified organisation. This means we have completed three key steps. Through data analysis and helpful online tools, we measured the emissions from our organisation's activities - this includes everything from shipping our orders, to driving our delivery vans, even our flights to the UK so we could set up Decent Packaging. We then set targets to reduce our total emissions, along with our emissions per carton sold. We are a growing company, so proportional emissions are important, but we are shooting for a total reduction year-on-year, because if not now, when?... and if not us, who? For the third step, Toitū Envirocare help us offset all of our unavoidable emissions through buying carbon credits in New Zealand and Asia - supporting forest growing projects and solar panel programs which are certified to capture carbon and therefore bring our net emissions down to zero!

The Full Package

It’s a confusing time in the world of compostables. There are varying rules about ‘what can go where’, and what packaging can be accepted at varying composting plants across the country. Like all other waste streams in New Zealand, compostable packaging can be problematic when disposed of in the incorrect way. It doesn’t belong in your general waste, and it shouldn’t go in your recycling bin. The best option is a commercial composting facility. ‘But where should I put your compostable packaging if there isn’t a collection bin or a commercial compost facility nearby?’ We hear you – So we’ve taken the complication out of where your compostable packaging goes. We created ‘The Full Package’, which consists of two solutions that work in conjunction with each other to encourage the collection and disposal of compostable packaging correctly.

Composting facilities & collection agents

All Innocent Products can be collected and composted, below is a list of compost sites and collection partners across New Zealand. But each area does have its little quirks, so it's best to double check in your area and we can always answer any of those tricky questions you may have. If your area doesn't have a composter or collection agent we recommend you use our service 'The Full Package - Return'.

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AUCKLAND

Home Grown Waiheke Trust

COMPOST

MERCER, WAIKATO

Envirowaste Hampton Downs

COMPOST

TUAKAU, WAIKATO

Envirofert

COMPOST

MT MAUNGANUI, TAURANGA

Revital / Remediation (NZ)

COMPOST

CAMBRIDGE, WAIPA

Revital / Remediation (NZ)

COMPOST

URUTI, NEW PLYMOUTH

Revital / Remediation (NZ)

COMPOST

HASTINGS

Biorich

COMPOST

WELLINGTON

Kaicycle / Workerbe Oasis

COMPOST

WELLINGTON

Capital Compost

COMPOST / Facility does not process CPLA

TASMAN

Motueka Community Gardens

COMPOST

KAIKOURA

Innovative Waste Kaikoura

COMPOST

PALMERSTON NORTH

Awapuni Resource Recovery Park

COMPOST / Palmerston North City Council

CHRISTCHURCH

Canterbury Landscape Supplies

COMPOST

NELSON / RICHMOND

Greenwaste to Zero

COMPOST & DROP OFF

QUEENSTOWN

Waste to Wilderness

COMPOST & DROP OFF

AUCKLAND

We Compost

COLLECTION

AUCKLAND

Reclaim

COLLECTION

WELLINGTON

Organic Waste Management

COLLECTION

CHRISTCHURCH

Total Waste Solutions

COLLECTION

NELSON

Envirowaste Nelson

COLLECTION

WHANGANUI / SOUTH TARANAKI

Easy Earth

COLLECTION & COMPOST

WAIHEKE ISLAND

The Compost Co.

COLLECTION & COMPOST

DUNEDIN

Doubt Not Compost

COLLECTION & COMPOST

NATIONWIDE

Compostaway

COLLECTION & COMPOST

The Full Package

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