Our approach to sustainability is ever evolving and improving. We are looking at every aspect of our business, from the packaging and produce we source, right down to the amount and type of paper we use. Importantly, we are also transparent. No green-washing here.
Our core business is dehydration, and in this, we have a very clear sourcing and production policy:
- Where possible dry when fruits and vegetables are abundant and in season
- Source seconds and imperfect produce - eg. too ugly, weather damaged, not the right size
- Use the whole fruit or veg where possible. eg keep the skin on!
- Upcycling lesser used parts of vegetables
Dehydrating this type of produce gives an end product that is rich in nutrients and flavour, as well as helping to minimise food waste and utilise seasonal surpluses.
On packaging, we are exploring better options and minimising where possible. Our current focus is on recyclability and clear labelling, but we are looking to move to biodegradable options. This will be our preference once effective and easily compostable solutions become more widely available in Australia.
There’s much to be done, and we will share our journey. In the meantime, please feel free to share ideas and comments with us too.