Sustainability

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The Phyto Carbon Emissions Program provides a carbon solution through reforestation connected to the old-growth forest in the Minnamurra National Park. We help our Suppliers and Manufacturers minimise their impact on the environment by working with them to measure, reduce, reuse, recycle and offset greenhouse gas emissions. 

We calculate greenhouse gas emissions coming from our ingredients, packing and blending. To offset, we plant native trees to sequester the equivalent of the greenhouse gas emission and reduce our carbon footprint.

Old Growth Forests are not only the lungs of our planet but also home and food sources for our native animals. The Phyto Carbon Emissions Program connects similar trees to old-growth forest, assuring the long term survival of our native wildlife.

Our logo is yours and your customer’s assurance that your business is doing everything possible to reduce its carbon footprint on our precious planet.

Our in-house Sustainability Programme starts with the ethos “think globally, act locally”, offsetting our greenhouse emissions by following six principals:

Rethink

Rethink your choices, what could be done differently? We need to start asking ourselves, do we really need these things? Can this be recycled? Is there another use for this? By investing more time in rethinking personal consumption habits, we will become increasingly self-aware of our effect on the environment. We must be open minded and embrace the idea of using sustainable products and practices to protect and restore our planet.

Refuse

The most direct way of minimising the amount of waste is by refusing to consume. As a part of rethinking the way we live, we must begin to refuse things like single use plastic and excessive packing which are bound to become either landfill or part of the great pacific garbage patch. Refusing these unnecessary products plays a fundamental role in decreasing the amount of waste produced and consumed, helping to maintain a more zero waste lifestyle.

Reduce

Not only must we refuse items that cannot be recycled or reused but reduce practices in other aspects of our lives. The notion of reducing what is produced and consumed is central to the waste hierarchy. We must make an effort to reduce the amount of red meat we consume, hot water we use, lights we have on and cars we drive. The less waste produced and Co2 emitted, the less there is to compensate for.

Reuse

We are a huge throw-away society in today’s world and it is central that we aim to reuse as many products as we can. We must constantly be thinking can the product be used again for the same or different purpose, it could be a small as donating old clothing to charity shops or reusing old jam jars to store other ingredients. By reusing what you already have or by finding new uses for the item, you can prolong the item’s product life saving it from contribution to landfill.

Recycle

To recycle something means to re process an unwanted item into a raw material that can be formed into something else. Not only can we recycle plastic and packaging but food waste and clothing. Instead of putting your left over food into the general rubbish bin, turn it into compost for your garden, take old clothes to organisations such as Clothing Clean-up who will recycle your clothing material, and most importantly put the correct waste into the correct bins for recycling. You can even become part of the return and earn scheme whereby you collect bottles and cans in return for 10c per item. Taking the time to separate these items and diverting them away from becoming landfill is the best thing we can do to cut our impact on the environment.

Replace

‘Replacing’ is the idea that because it is impossible to have a net zero carbon footprint naturally, you offset your greenhouse gas emissions. This can be done by investing in carbon credits which can go towards things like tree regeneration, wind farms and solar farms all in which will compensate for the emissions you produce as an induvial, household or business. Once you reach certain requirements one can even become ‘carbon neutral’. However before you resort to ‘replacing’ you must make sure you have done everything you can to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle in every aspect of your lifestyle.