End of life
As New Zealander's we take pride in our country. We can help with the disposal of your food packaging waste, from offices to major events. Below we have outlined our simple approach towards zero waste. With the right partners and products, you can make a real difference.
Zero Waste in 4 easy steps
As consumers become increasingly environmentally conscious and informed about the repercussions of their food waste, there is no doubting zero waste environments are becoming a reality. By choosing Ecoware, we can make that dream a reality in four easy steps:
1Identify your packaging needs and associated footprint
Consult with Ecoware and share with us insights into your business regarding food packaging use, food wastage and goals to reduce your footprint.
2Choose your Ecoware product
Based on your packaging requirements, volumes and venue, we will help you select the best products for your business needs.
3Join the dots
Ecoware will provide our services and industry partners to help remove your compostable packaging to ensure it's disposed of correctly.
Zero waste intimidates most but truth be told it's actually pretty easy to achieve in todays market. You did well.
New Zealand Composting Facilities
The composting industry is slowly developing across most regions in New Zealand to be able to process compostable packaging. New Zealand currently has 98 composting facilities geographically spread across the North and South Island, however not all of these facilities can process compostable packaging. The greatest concentration of facilities able to process organic waste including compostable packaging are Auckland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.
The current state of composting in New Zealand can be broadly described as in a development and growth phase. There are only 12 composting facilities currently able to process organic waste that includes food packaging, and an additional 13 facilities that are currently working towards being able to accept and process Ecoware compostable food packaging.
Our Collection Partners
We have partnered with waste collection companies to create a closed loop environment where Ecoware products and organic waste can be disposed in dedicated bins, which are then collected and composted. This means you can now use our packaging without generating any waste to landfill! With the help of our collection partners, we have made organisations ‘zero waste’ from small retailers through to large corporates and events. We work with you and our collection partners to ensure bins are put in place at your organisation and then collected so all your packaging waste is composted at the end of it's life.
Reclaim want to shift attitudes about waste. It should no longer be treated as rubbish and dismissed as worthless, it should be valued and reused as a future resource. Reclaim aim to ensure it is processed properly at dedicated recycling centres or composting facilities, rather than be buried in a landfill. Their goal is to offer tailored services to businesses so they can achieve waste reduction and sustainability goals.
Through their integrated, national network of branches, facilities and joint ventures, EnviroWaste has the capability to manage for their commercial and private account customers, the progression of waste through each phase of the waste stream. Their services include Collection, Recovery, Environmental Remediation, Disposal, Gas to Energy, and Composting. Whether it’s turning landfill gas to power, organic waste to compost or returning our beaches to pristine condition, they believe in rolling their sleeves up and doing what it takes to keep New Zealand beautiful.
Kai to compost
Kai to Compost is a seven day a week, Wellington city based food waste collection service encouraging food waste producers like cafes, restaurants and supermarkets to minimise the environmental impact of food waste in our landfills. They accept Ecoware compostable products as one of their compostable waste streams. After mixing food waste with green waste, Kai to Compost create top quality organic compost for Wellingtonians.
We Compost provides a commercial collection service for compostable waste, including compostable food packaging. Their aim is to help organisations reduce their waste to landfill. Starting with one bin of coffee grinds on the back of a ute in 2010, they now divert around 10 tonnes of waste from landfill each week.
We understand the end of life aspect can be a pretty steep learning in the early days. If you have any questions or uncertainty around what to do with your Ecoware Packaging we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call.Contact us