We need to rethink our approach to plastic waste in New Zealand. Hard to recycle and single use plastic ruins our environment and harms our wildlife, particularly our oceans and marine life. Around 61% of waste that washes up on New Zealand beaches is due to plastic. By phasing out certain plastics, we can prevent and avoid waste in the first place.
Composting is a means by which we can pave the way towards a more sustainable future. By choosing to serve up on packaging made from onlyeco friendly materials, businesses that support compostable packaging options can help benefit New Zealand.
Serving a number of customers every day, TJ Katsu is very aware of the usage of single-use containers, choosing to use certificate compostable packaging is more sustainable than using plastic containers. In the journey of replacing plastic, we need everyone to take action. Starting with plastic bags and now is take away packaging.
Most compostable coffee cups and packaging can only be composted in commercial composting facilities. This is because the compost pile needs to reach a temperature of 55 degrees or higher to break down these items, which almost all home composting systems don’t achieve