Here at NZ Hothouse aim to supply fresh produce that minimises food wastage, is hygienically transported from our glasshouses to your homes and is affordable for all New Zealand families. We are always looking for ways to improve our packaging and think it is important to celebrate age achievements we have already made!
We are pleased to have been able to swap out to a paper to a 100% compostable cardboard tray for our truss tomatoes. Instead of using the black plastic tray (which is treated as single-use plastic). By making this change, we save approximately 10.5 tons of plastic trays going into supermarkets per year!
100% of our packaging is now recyclable! Our cherry tomato punnets are made from RPET which plastic (which means they are made from recycled plastic). Cardboard trays and cartons are all compostable. Soft plastics like our cucumber wrap or tomato bags are recyclable through the soft plastics program, found at your local supermarket.
Find out more on soft plastic recycling here...