Compostable Packaging

Register to return your home compostable packaging

Some of our chicken cuts are packed in home compostable packaging 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 all your packaging directly to us. We will send you a free reusable courier box and when you have filled your box with used packaging just 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.

You can also return any icepacks sent with online orders or whole chickens, butterfly chicken and frame packaging and we will make sure these are recycled.

If you would like to recycle your whole chicken, butterfly chicken or frame packaging just rinse well and include in your standard plastic recycling. They are Number 2 plastic and are accepted in most recycling schemes.

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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.

    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.