Our business is to be good for EVERYBODY! And as a business based around mums, the next generation is always something we consider! We want to leave the world in great shape for all of the kiddos who come after us, so the environment is important to us. We look after it, in our small way, by doing the following:
We use carbon-neutral Biopak takeaway containers; they are made from sugarcane pulp, a waste product from the production of sugar, and ours use the recycled PET lids, so you can see what you've ordered. They are recyclable, oven and microwave safe to 220C and can be refrigerated and even frozen. For more info, check out our blog post here, or www.biopak.com.au.
Instead of polystyrene containers, which are petroleum-based, non-sustainable and can break easily, we choose to use our insulated cooler bags for deliveries. We collect, clean and reuse these from our customers, meaning that each bag has a much longer lifespan.
Our produce is delivered in reusable containers where possible, rather than excessive packaging.
We sort and recycle our rubbish, including cans, boxes, paper and bottles. This reduces our waste.
Chickens! We have a network of local chooks who enjoy the food scraps we generate - they get food, we create less waste!
We're always interested in finding new and better ways of making our business good for everyone! If you have any ideas for making The Family Way more sustainable and better equipped for the future in terms of our environmental impact, please let us know!