Chasing our dream of a waste-free world.

We are more than just a packaging company, we're innovators leaving a legacy of zero waste in our country.

1
Identify your packaging needs

Consult with Ecoware about your specific packaging needs and goals to reduce your footprint. We'll help you choose the best Ecoware packaging to suit.

2
Implement bin systems and waste management plan

Based on your site, systems and processes, implement organic waste bins and a plan to ensure food and compostable packaging waste is collected separately.

3
Collection partners will collect organic waste

We will connect you to industry partners to help remove your food waste and compostable packaging and ensure it is commercially composted.

Waste? No such thing.

Commercial Composting Facility

A typical commercial composting facility collects organic waste from local businesses that handle food. These facilities manage high volumes of organic waste and maintain optimal conditions to allow for quick composting of the input. The output is compost - sold as a valuable, nutrient-rich product. NZ has 97 commercial facilities, not all can process Ecoware packaging.

Hot Compost Box

A domestic hot compost bin that, with the right recipe and good management, has the ability to reach temperatures as high as 80°C, quickly composting packaging and food waste. The output is nutrient-rich compost to benefit gardens and communities. These bins can be rat-proof and odour-free.

In-Vessel Composting Unit

In-vessel composting is a three stage process that transforms organic waste into compost. This style of composting is a machine based process that is efficient and relatively simple to operate. The plants are completely closed and more often than not, should be odour free. Most in-vessel composting units will operate between 60-80 degrees celsius.

Dehydration Units

Innovative industrial-level technology that provides onsite, odour-free processing of organic waste, including compostable packaging. Dehydration units produce two sterile outputs; water & biomass. Grey water can be reused to water gardens, and the biomass is a valuable, concentrated fertiliser that can be used to power the garden.

Hungry Bins

Designed and made in New Zealand, a Hungry Bin is a fast and convenient way to compost your organic waste at home and can process up to 2kg per day using worms. The worms convert organic waste into worm castings and a nutrient-rich liquid, which are both high-quality fertilisers. Some Ecoware products have been tested for composting in a Hungry Bin.

Landfill

As the industry rapidly develops ways to turn plants into packaging, the harsh reality is that for now, some Ecoware products will be sent to landfill. Infrastructure in NZ is improving slowly, while compostable product innovation is excelling. It is important to note, that even if our packaging ends up in a landfill, it has been made from renewable plant material, and eliminated the use of the world's more scarce and non-renewable resource; fossil-fuels. Even that is an improvement.

Our Collection Partners

We have partnered with waste collection companies to create a closed-loop environment. If Ecoware products and food scraps are disposed of in separate bins, our partners can collect them for composting - winning!

Make your customers proud.

Join thousands of New Zealand businesses currently
using Ecoware compostable packaging.