Towards Zero Waste

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.

We are all custodians of our planet. We don't own any part of 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. 

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