Compostable Packaging

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 are moving 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 our new 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.
  • Even if it disposed of in landfill it very quickly turns into soil which is far better than both recyclable and non-recyclable plastics which end up in a landfill and break down into micro-plastics, these in turn wash into waterways / ocean and are harmful to aquatic life.

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.