Meadow Mushrooms

Packaging

LESS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Meadow Mushrooms: Small changes can make a big difference.

OUR BIODEGRADABLE PUNNETS

Small changes can make a big difference.

When we switched from a plastic to a biodegradable cardboard mushroom punnet in 2015, it was a small change that had a big impact. We eliminated nearly 80 tonnes of plastic waste and removed the equivalent of 2.5 million plastic drink bottles from the environment in one year.

Meadow Mushrooms: Did you know the plastic wrap that protects and keeps our mushrooms fresh, is actually recyclable?

WE SUPPORT SOFT PLASTICS RECYCLING

Did you know the plastic wrap that protects and keeps our mushrooms fresh, is actually recyclable?

Our Meadow Mushrooms’ biodegradable punnets, designed for mushroom storage, have a custom breathable plastic film that gives the perfect balance between letting moisture out and not too much air in. It’s also recyclable - which is why we’re a proud member of The Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme.

The Scheme is a Government accredited voluntary programme that helps enable kiwis to recycle plastic wrappers and bags. It’s funded by members (including us!) with additional support from Countdown, The Warehouse and Huckleberry who provide recycling facilities. Find out more, including collection bin locations, at www.recycling.kiwi.nz

Meadow Mushrooms: Helping our mushrooms last longer.

HELPING REDUCE FOOD WASTE

Helping our mushrooms last longer.

Each year, 157 tonnes of food is thrown away by Kiwi households. Vegetables make up nearly one third of that total*, usually binned because they’re past their prime. Despite the bad rap (wrap!) plastic packaging gets, its purpose is to protect and preserve our food - so it plays a big role in helping reduce food waste.

*Source: WasteMINZ https://www.wasteminz.org.nz/pubs/new-.../

Meadow Mushrooms: Our work’s not done yet.

OUR PACKAGING COMMITMENT

Our work’s not done yet.

As a member of The Packaging Forum, we’ve committed to a shared vision with others from across the packaging industry: that all packaging in New Zealand will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. We’re even taking it one step further, by making sure any of our new packaging alternatives have a low carbon footprint in their sourcing.