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Compostable Packaging

Register to return your home compostable packaging

Our chicken packaging is home compostable and will easily breakdown in your home compost.

However, we understand that some of you may not have a home compost so we would like to help you out.

You can now return your packaging directly to us. We will send you a free reuseable courier box and once you have collected 20 packs, send it back and we will ensure it’s properly composted.

We use this compost to spread on our maize and broad beans, which we feed back to our happy chickens.

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It’s unique and it’s an exciting development
at Bostock Brothers

At Bostock Brothers, we care about the environment and are passionate about farming sustainably. So we have moved away from plastic to home compostable packaging, which is made from GM-free corn sources and wood pulp.

All our Bostock Brothers chicken cuts are in home compostable packaging. We believe this is the first time meat has been packaged in compostable packaging of this kind in New Zealand. It’s a first, it’s unique and it’s an exciting development at Bostock Brothers.

So what does this mean? It means you can dispose of our packaging in your compost heap and let the worms and environment do the work to break it down.

Here at Bostock Brothers we are huge supporters of Compostable packaging over recyclable fossil fuel based packaging because;

  • It is made from plants therefore far more renewable than recyclable and non-recyclable plastics made from fossil fuels.
  • Turns back into soil quickly to help more plants grow.

We are pro-regulation and would like to see New Zealand quickly develop home compostable standards too

Here are some helpful steps to help you compost our packaging at home:

  • Remove any pricing sticker the retailer may have added.
  • If you are composting in your green bin or your compost pile, the balance of soil, temperature, moisture, oxygen and micro organisms are needed for the packaging to break down.
  • Always use plenty of soil especially if more compostable packaging is added to the mix. We don’t want your compost to stop working because the ratio is wrong.

The major driver of this move is to reduce our environmental impact and meet demand from our conscious consumers. Bostock Brothers wants to lead the way for a cleaner future.