We definitely don’t claim to be perfect in terms of sustainability, but we do the best we can with the resources available to us. A great definition of environmental sustainability by Marni Evenas is:
“Environmental sustainability is responsibly interacting with the planet to maintain natural resources and avoid jeopardizing the ability for future generations to meet their needs.”
So, we can understand that sustainability is a combination of protecting our environment by minimising waste, reducing our power, water and energy consumption, keeping carbon emissions low, and so on. Essentially, doing our best to not damage our natural recourses.
Mylk Made bases offer a waste free solution to carton mylk, allowing you to reuse the glass jars again and again. We understand glass jars may not be the most climate friendly option (production of these results in high carbon emissions) but believe this is the best option for our product. Minimizing household waste is a great way to ensure you are cutting down on your contributions to our rubbish and recycling systems (and overseas recycling systems).
As Mylk Made grows, we will continuously look into ways we can be a more sustainable company. We would love to implement a “return” system for our jars when we expand and have the capacity to do so. We also welcome any comments, ideas, or suggestions you may have for us! If there is something you would love to see us do or change, we are all ears.
Our jar labels are FSC® Chain of Custody certified, and are made from 30% post consumer waste. They are also Green Seal certified.
Did you know, the packing surrounding our jars is fully biodegradable? 🌱🌎
Pop starch is made from expanded starch, and is 100% compostable and biodegradable. We have found this option the most environmentally friendly, plus it's such a good option to protect the glass jars when they get shipped!
Chuck them in your green bin, dissolve them in water, or, why not save them up and see if one of your local shops want them to reuse for their packaging? 🌍
Sourcing of ingredients
Our Mylk Bases have been created using the best certified organic ingredients where possible. Our best efforts have gone into sourcing New Zealand grown nuts and seeds where available.
We’ve teamed up with CarbonClick, a New Zealand company making it easy for people and businesses to help fight climate change.
CarbonClick looks like a green button at checkout. When you click it, a small contribution is added to your basket which purchases carbon offsets. These offsets reduce the environmental impact of the carbon emissions related to the purchase. CarbonClick's offsets fund forest restoration, tree planting, and renewable energy projects around the world. We’re proud to be part of the fight against climate change.
We hope you’ll join us in creating a sustainable future, by choosing to CarbonClick with your purchase.
Check out www.carbonclick.com to get a full understanding of how Carbon Offsetting works.