Our aim is to make Choice Fruit Products as environmentally sustainable as possible and we continue to look for areas where improvements can be made
All of our products are shipped in recycled boxes (unless otherwise stated), without excess plastic wrapping. We recycle everything and only those boxes that are too damaged to re-use end up being recycled at our local recycling depot.
We also use the backing paper from our label rolls as packing.
We compost all of our food scraps or give suitable fruit and vegetable scraps to our chickens who are the ultimate recyclers by giving us eggs.
Where does all our compost all go - to the compost bins at home. these bins are closed off and left to compost for about three months, during which time we turn it over every 3-4 weeks. After three months the compost is ready and we empty it into the vegetable garden to replenish the soil! so we can grow many of our fruit and vegetable requirements ourselves, all spray free..
Our vision is to become 100% compostable or recyclable, and we kindly ask all customers to reuse our packaging whenever possible.
Since our business has grown, we are now buying all of our products in larger quantities, mostly 25kg at a time. This means there is only one bag/box etc per ingredient, rather than buying in 1kg, 3kg or 5kg sizing. This means we have reduced the amount of our packaging considerably.
We are now starting a jar and bottle return system. For every jar or bottle you return (minus the lid, unfortunately these cannot be recycled), we will give you 20c off your purchase.
Please leave the label on the jar so we know it's one of ours!
We attend many local fairs, we will have a box there for your recycled jars and bottles.
Otherwise if you are local to Alicetown in Lower Hutt, please pop your jars and bottles into Forage Merchants of Wellington who are collecting these on our behalf.
If in doubt, please email, text or call us.
We recycle all of our glass and plastic - unfortunately there is no recycling collection where we live, but we take to the recycling depot on a regular basis.