Mornington Peninsula Group understands that our actions are important to our customers, suppliers, community and the environment and recognise that everything we buy and sell has health, environmental and social impacts.
We are committed to doing everything we can to minimise our environmental impact by implementing the most sustainable practices possible in everything we do. As a new small business, we hope that you will be patient with us as we grow and continually improve the sustainability of our business.
Where possible, we are partnering with Mornington Peninsula-only suppliers, who share similar values to our own and are trying to use the most environmentally friendly practices they can.
Our packaging is produced in Melbourne from renewable and biodegradable materials that can be reused, recycled or composted and our printing is done in Melbourne using 100% recycled paper and vegetable-based inks.
Sustainable shopping requires all of us to make conscious and ethical decisions and starts with consideration of the raw materials used to create a product, the manufacturing process, packaging and ultimately the disposal of each item as well as any transportation required throughout its lifecycle.
In Australia, only 56% of all packaging waste is recycled. For plastic, this figure is less than a third. Most of the remaining materials end up in landfill, resulting in huge costs for our economy and environment.
A big part of shopping sustainably is shopping locally as much as possible. This means your money goes to Mornington Peninsula (or at the very least, Victorian / Australian) businesses, and that boosts employment and supports the local economy whilst minimising energy expenditure and emissions associated with transport.
Sustainable gifting is an opportunity for you to choose gifts that actively support causes that you feel passionate about.
To ensure your gift will not only be enjoyed but also have minimal negative environmental impact, ask yourself the following questions when you next purchase a gift:
- Is the gift grown, designed, made or sourced locally, or as locally as possible?
- Is the packaging made from renewable, recycled, recyclable, biodegradable or compostable materials?
- Is the business that you are buying it from committed to environmentally responsible practices?
Every time you purchase a product you have the option to shop sustainably. Decide on what’s important to you and start making a difference through your choices. Protect the environment, promote health, and support local businesses and employment.