Working Towards Zero Waste
How did it all start
During the COVID-19 pandemic many small businesses in Australia had to close temporarily. This gave us the opportunity to take a step back and re-evaluate our business model, what we do and how we do it.
A few good things emerged during this process and we are proud to say we have joined a growing number of catering companies in Australia working hard towards sustainability and zero waste.
We are all aware there’s a huge amount of waste created by households and the food industry alike. We know it’s unsustainable and we have decided to do our part towards a circular economy.
We are committed to taking the sustainable path by consistently implementing new methods of reducing waste, attend workshops and form partnerships with like-minded businesses to decrease our carbon footprint.
In partnership with key industry organisations that work for the same goal, we are determined to help create a sustainable planet and a better future for the coming generations.
Things we now do different:
- All disposable catering serving wares (except for high teas) are now compostable.
- We collect all compostable waste to be taken away for composting through our partners.
- Our office is going paperless minimising print documents as much as possible.
- The little print paper that we use is sustainably sourced and recyclable.
- We transformed all our paper order forms to online forms. Nothing to print.
- Any catering leftovers are left with the clients to distribute amongst guests.
- Food waste during preparation is placed in special bins to be composted.
- Cardboard boxes are recycled, re-purposed or returned to suppliers.
- Tissue paper is recyclable and reused when appropriate.
- Our T2 tea bags and teas are compostable.
- We switched to rechargeable batteries to power any of our appliances that require batteries. (One rechargeable battery can save more than 500 disposable batteries from landfill)
- Many more to come. Always on the lookout for ways to decrease our carbon footprint.