We’re helping to reduce plastic packaging by launching BYO containers across its Auckland stores this month! The initiative will enable our customers to bring containers from home and fill them with their favourite foods from our deli, service butchery and seafood counters.
“Introducing BYO containers is another step towards reducing plastic waste. We are always looking for tangible ways to live more sustainably and are encouraging Farro customers to take this step and try using their own containers,” says Janene Draper, co-founder at Farro.
“This year Farro moved to 100% compostable bags at our checkouts and there continues to be an increasing shift towards our customers using Farro’s reusable shopping bags.”
We’ve also introduced a new approach for tasting events in-store where we’ll only use wooden cutlery, recyclable wine cups and wooden tasting sticks, reducing the amount of plastic items that are only used once but survive in landfill for more than 100 years. All of our deli salad containers, coffee cups and lids that already commercially compostable.
“These are simple steps that continue the conversation with our customers about making positive choices for the environment,” says Draper.
We’ve been working really hard to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill by 75% over the last three years by working with suppliers to produce more sustainable products and packaging. As a result, our landfill waste bins are now the smallest of all of our bins.
Here are our 5 recommendations to minimise plastic waste:
1. Bring Your Own containers to Farro stores and fill them with your favourite foods from our deli, butchery and seafood counters.
2. Use Farro re-usable carrier bags or Farro’s 100% compostable bags
3. Choose loose (nude food) over pre-packaged foods.
4. Separate your rubbish and learn what you can recycle rather than putting it straight in the rubbish.
5. Re-use, recycle and compost where you can.