Caring for our planet & our neighbours
Being mindful of our impact on the environment and our community is at the heart of everything we do.
We may not be perfect, but we’re taking steps to continually do better.
Giving back to the earth
To keep our food waste out of landfill, we partner with We Compost, an awesome little organisation started by local sustainability hero Steve. His team collects waste from our stores including everything from past-its-best produce, to leftover meat, milk, and packaging from our cafés. And with a little natural magic, they transform it all into lovely rich plant food. Meanwhile, our Mount Maunganui store donates its food scraps to a local pig farmer, and our Tauranga store Wild Earth pops theirs in a resident worm bin.
Offering old packaging a new life
We have co-mingled recycling bins at all stores, with bigger cages for plastic and cardboard at our Royal Oak, New Lynn, Browns Bay and Grey Lynn stores. Cardboard boxes get another life as packaging for online orders.
In one year, our amazing customers saved 3.5 tonnes of soft plastic from landfill by putting it in our collection bins.
Reducing waste with the incredible bulk
It’s time for some shelf love! Stock up on your favourite organic and natural wholefoods at a Huckleberry Refill Hub. There’s no unnecessary packaging, and you can take exactly the amount you need – so there’s no food waste either. BYO container or buy one of ours, and we’ll weigh it first, so you only pay for what’s inside. Hey presto – a ‘gram worthy pantry that’s kinder to the planet, and your wallet. You’ll find Refill Hubs at Huckleberry Glen Innes, Royal Oak, New Lynn, Browns Bay, Grey Lynn, Mount Maunganui and Wild Earth Tauranga.