70% of our water is harvested rainwater from our glasshouse roofs
All cardboard used in the business is recycled
Green waste is composted
Run-off water is spread onto our pasture
Tomatoes and cucumbers are picked and placed into reusable crates
We are partners with Rescued Kitchen, any waste stream fruit is collected and upcycled
All export and food service produce are supplied in 100% recyclable packaging
All produce is picked into 100% reusable crates
New Zealand retailers are all supplied by NZHH in reusable crates
All plastic punnets used are 100% recyclable and made from recycled materials
All of NZ HH’s cherry tomatoes are supplied in recycled plastic punnets.
All plastic trays have been replaced by 100% recyclable cardboard
We offer cherry tomatoes inside a 100% recyclable cardboard box
All of NZHH’s soft plastic wraps and bags are 100% recyclable
All of our telegraph cucumber wraps are 100% recyclable
NZ Hothouse is a proud member of the Packaging Forum. The forum actively promotes the use of recyclable plastics and provides the public with recycling drop off points throughout New Zealand.
NZ Hothouse actively looks for commercial uses of the recycled plastic products throughout the business.
All cardboard and recyclable materials used on-site are recycled
Absolutely no GMO material is grown or used at NZ Hothouse
Every fruit has been naturally pollinated by bumblebees (the way nature intended)
All of our produce is naturally ripened on the vines
IPM (integrated pest management) using “good insects” to combat the baddies
We use sticky traps and natural plant-based soaps to deal with problem insects.
All of our produce is hand-picked
We use only clean-burning natural gas to keep our crops warm in the winter
By collecting CO2 it helps our plants to grow big and strong
Water vapour is the only substance we release into the atmosphere
No unnatural or foreign additives are used in any of the processes at NZ Hothouse
Trialling a compostable twine as a replacement product for the plastic string used to hold the crop up
Biobased truss clip replacement, eliminating the need for a plastic truss clip. The truss clip is there to provide support to the crop reducing the risk for a truss to kink, limiting the nutrients that the fruit would receive.
Re-using or finding an alternative solution for the steel hooks that hold our crop up
Exploring alternative heating options
Biofuel burner as an alternative heating option
Introducing Co2 separately as the crops need Co2 for healthy growth
All clamshell punnets made from 100% recycled content.
Note, currently we are 50% recycled content.
All twine and clips used in our glasshouse are compostable, meaning all crop waste can be diverted from landfill.
Compost all growing waste on site.
Find a clean energy source that is commercial viable.