Made from plants, not oil
The majority of Ecoware products are made entirely from plant material.
Paper from managed plantations
We prefer to use paper from responsibly managed plantations.
Our inks are either soy or water-based and are non-toxic.
Made from renewable resources
Most of our raw materials are produced by nature - we prioritise renewable resources.
Ecoware products have been certified or trialled for commercial and/or home composting.
Our products provide a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic food packaging.
Our company’s emissions are measured and offset annually - certified carbon zero.
Delivery without delay
We provide overnight delivery nationwide, enabled by three warehouses across NZ.
Polylactide (PLA) is a natural polyester derived from renewable plant material. We prefer to use the world’s most reputable brand, Ingeo™. During production, Ingeo™ emits up to 80% less CO2 than the comparable manufacture of traditional plastic like PS and PET*. It looks, feels and performs like traditional plastic, but is low-emission and plant-based to make for a more sustainable product.
PLA is routinely composted around the world in commercial facilities and holds multiple international composting certificates.
*Life Cycle Inventory and Impact Assessment data for 2014 Ingeo™ Polylactide Production. Industrial Biotechnology, June 2015
Trustworthy and most importantly renewable, paper is an important raw material that replaces many everyday plastic products. Where possible, we use paper sourced from responsibly managed plantations. Paper packaging makes for naturally elegant and durable food packaging.
Our birchwood is sourced from responsibly managed forests. It is known for its durability, and our advanced manufacturing process reinforces the strength of the original piece of wood. It has a smooth finish and is not known to splinter or crack.
Our range of Birchwood EcoCutlery has a rich sheen giving the product an elegant finish.
One of the world’s fastest growing plants, bamboo fibre is an ideal raw material for packaging. The strength in the molecular structure provides a heavy duty and robust product, which makes our bamboo food packaging suitable for both hot and cold foods, and is oven and freezer friendly.
Our bamboo fibre is a by-product sourced from existing agriculture. The waste material is a pulp substance that we mould into food packaging using advanced production equipment.
Our sugarcane range is certified for home and commercial composting. This means that consumers can play an active role in the diversion of organic waste from landfill, and it will break down with food waste into non-toxic biomass.
Sugarcane packaging is made from the byproduct after the sugarcane stalk has been processed. Its fibres are moulded to make our packaging.
A raw material we use that is not made from renewable plant material is PBAT (Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate). This is a polymer used in our compostable bin liners and checkout bags only. While our ethos is to provide food packaging made from plants, a small amount of PBAT is required to strengthen these products. This is because PLA bioplastic is a young innovation still in development stages, and not yet suitable as a solo component for compostable bags. We are positive that one day the innovation will develop and we can eliminate PBAT.
We have ensured the PBAT we use is certified to international commercial and home composting standards.