World Environment Day is coming up on 5th June, and in honour of the day and what it represents, we're focusing on three of our brands that are eco-conscious and kind to the earth (while still being delicious, best-sellers for customers).
We've long been fans of Brookfarm for their incredible cereals and high-quality trail mixes - but did you know Byron Bay natives, Pam and Martin Brook, are also careful about regenerating the land where they grow their famous macadamia mixes?
As we discovered when we chatted with Brookfarm, The Brooks have planted over 35,000 trees on their Byron Bay hinterland property regenerating the local rainforest. Their bakehouse is also powered by the sun with 288 solar panels, and Brookfarm always sources ingredients using natural farming practices and from Australian farmers wherever possible, cutting down on transport emissions.
Chocolatier Australia - a proudly Australian brand for over 34 years - have similarly initiated a corporate social responsibility plan. At their gleaming Melbourne factory, energy and water usage are kept to an absolute minimum, while recycling initiatives are underway, including the use of FSC certified packing boards which most Chocolatier packaging proudly shows off to consumers.
In fact, Chocolatier Australia are signatories to the National Packaging Covenant, meaning they're committed to landfill waste reduction through their packaging. Not just limited to environmental responsibility, Chocolatiers are also long-term partners of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, active with the Children's Foundation Hospital, and are the first licensed Fair Trade chocolate manufacturer in Australia. Phew! Good on you Chocolatiers.
A newer brand on the scene, Noshu have begun their sustainability journey through using 100% biodegradable and compostable bamboo bakeware as part of their commitment to environmental sustainability.
Noshu's ingredients are also sourced from sustainable third parties and organic suppliers where possible and they're non-GMO. Noshu uses natural fats in their delicious donuts and muffins, including RSPO certified sustainable palm kernel oil, which helps prevent the deforestation in the tropics and damage to habitat for endangered species, such as the Sumatran Tigers.
Want to know more about each of these brands' environmental and social responsibilities? Check out their webpages below. In the meantime, for 5th June 2019, happy World Environment Day!