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.

Composting

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. 

Recycling

Sharing food with whānau in need

Island Child Charitable Trust is a small grassroots organisation with a big heart making a lasting difference for whānau facing homelessness. The Trust rehomes 48-55 families each year, with a goal to help more. We’ve been supporting Island Child since 2005 – sharing a commitment to feed more people and waste less food. We regularly donate excess, edible stock for all whānau staying at the facility to share – food that can help a family create healthy meals. Any surplus goes into the neighbourhood’s free street pantry or to other local families in need.

Island Child

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.

Refill Hubs