Why Plastic isn't Fantastic.

Why Plastic isn't Fantastic.

 It’s estimated that 4.8 to 12.7 million metric tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year. The problem with plastic is that it does not biodegrade. Plastic can take up to 400 years to break down in a landfill – and even then it will not completely break down. Rather, it breaks down into very tiny fragments called microplastics. Being in the food packaging industry, we wanted to make a change. 

From production to disposal, plant-derived products are kinder to the environment. Oil-based plastic products are the opposite. Sourcing oil is dangerous, oil spills, super toxic refineries, and a long history of unethical business practices afflict the fossil fuel industry. Globally, packaging needs to be better, and our contribution is making packaging from plants.

We introduced PLA & CLPA right back when we started 10 years ago. Introducing plant-based plastic to NZ food packaging was important to us. 

What is PLA?

PLA molecules are derived from corn, we use this rather than using plastic made from fossil fuels. We use low-carbon PLA biopolymers made from renewable resources. PLA can break down fully, back into organic molecules.

To find your local commercial compost facilities & collectors click here:

We’re excited to see change coming here in Aotearoa with the banning of some single-use plastics being sold and manufactured. By October 2022 phase one will mean PVC food trays and containers, Polystyrene food packaging, Plastic with pro-degradant additives, Plastic drink stirrers, and Plastic stem cotton buds will be banned. 

None of the products we produce is included in this ban. Below we have highlighted some options for you to transition away from plastic.

The Government is to phase out certain hard-to-recycle plastics and six single-use items.

We offer a great range of alternatives to the products that are being banned. Click the image below to shop now. 



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