We have been working hard behind the scenes to improve our impacts on the environment, and are so excited to launch our Soft Plastics Recycling programme.
It offers a super simple way for all of our foodies to participate in soft plastic recycling, no matter where in New Zealand you are located!
It is easy to get started! You can add a one-off extra to your subscription for a soft plastic recycling courier bag (which is made of 80% recycled plastic), and we will ship it out to you. Please note that this will arrive separately from your My Food Bag delivery. You can then gradually fill this courier bag with ALL of the soft plastic you accumulate in your household. These bags can fit approximately 2 months worth of household soft plastic waste! When your bag is full, head online to the NZ Post website to schedule a pick up, or drop the bag off at your nearest post office!
So, what counts as soft plastic? Basically, any plastic that you can scrunch up in your hand counts. In your My Food Bag delivery, items like our ice packs, lettuce bags, and the sachets with the waxy lining can all be placed in the soft plastic bag. Other household items, such as bread bags, muesli bar wrappers, and glad wrap can all be recycled too! You can find more information here. You’ll need to ensure that all of the plastic placed in your recycling bag is empty, clean and dry.
Most importantly, the soft plastic that is returned through our Soft Plastic Recycling programme is upcycled to create long-life fence posts and garden beds by our friends at FuturePost. How epic is that!