Sustainability is a core value in everything we do
We are constantly assessing how we can make our business sustainable across manufacturing, packaging, shipping and within the community. Below are some of the steps we’ve taken to tread more lightly on our planet, and contribute to our local community.
1. Removed the Plastic Scoops
We have removed the plastic scoop from all of our products. We figured everyone has teaspoons at home so therefore the plastic was non-essential.
2. Moved from Plastic Tubs to Tin and Card Cans
At the beginning, we were using plastic tubs to package our products, but we knew we had to do better. So we said goodbye to the plastic tubs, and now use reusable cans made from cardboard and tin (given the FSC tick ✔️). They’re perfect for refilling and safely storing your Mitchell’s products.
3. Recyclable & Compostable Courier Bags
Our smaller orders are sent in courier bags and these can be the guilty plastic culprit that hinders businesses sustainability efforts. We decided to opt for paper and compostable courier bags, which can be recycled and placed in a compost bin for those who have one at home.
4. Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme
We use pouches as our refill option, so that you can reduce the amount of tubs that you consume. So we became a member of the Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, who take your soft plastic pouches and repurpose them into things like fence posts, ducting, floor tiles and more.
We would like our pouches to be home compostable, but sadly technology hasn’t quite caught up with the level of quality needed to safely store our products for a longtime.
You can drop off your pouches at Countdown, The Warehouse, New World and other places across New Zealand. Find one here.
5. Proudly Supporting OneWave
OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe… saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. We believe that everyone should have the chance to ride waves and openly talk about mental health without being judged. Find out more here.
We plan to be completely plastic-free by 2023. As long as the technology allows us to continue to find more sustainable options. We will keep learning about, and assessing our environmental impact and always strive to tread more lightly.
Thanks for reading,