Manurewa High School diverting ~3500kgs of waste per week from landfill to compost
Manurewa High School is leading the way with their firm involvement in the Government-led healthy school lunch initiative, Ka Ora, Ka Ako, an initiative that provides free of charge healthy school lunches and aims to reduce food insecurity by providing access to a nutritious lunch at school, every day. As of March 2021, more than eight million lunches were served in 542 schools to over 132,600 kids — a number which is set to grow as the programme strengthens.
As a company, Ecoware has a vital role to play in supporting the schools and food distribution companies involved with certified compostable packaging — a safe, hygienic and environmentally friendly solution. Importantly, we’re also able to educate and support Kiwi kids around what to do with their lunch waste when they are finished eating. We know that by teaching more sustainable behaviours and habits from an early age, the next generation will act as our country's caretakers for decades to follow.