Sustainability

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.

We have made a conscious decision to focus on locally made/sourced products and packaging and work with other local businesses and professionals whenever we can to support our community and economy.

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?
Wherever possible we encourage you to choose gifts made from recycled materials and/or gifts that are packaged minimally in materials that were manufactured from recycled/renewable and/or biodegradable products that can be reused, recycled or composted. This packaging will have less negative impact on our waterways, air and soil once you have finished with it.

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.

Buy an MPG Gift today!

Gift Boxes

Manufactured in Melbourne from 80% natural recycled Australian Kraft board and are fully recyclable and/or compostable or can be repurposed.

Picnic Rugs & Tea Towels

Made from 100% premium quality Flax Linen. Linen is widely considered one of the most environmentally responsible fibres. It is made from the cellulose fibres of the flax plant, which grows naturally and requires very little energy and water (the production of which uses up to 10 times less energy and water than cotton and synthetic fibres) to grow and process and because the entire plant is used for production, there is no waste footprint. The flax plant is gentle on the land, and can easily be incorporated into crop rotation cycles to prevent soil depletion, or can be grown in areas that are not suitable for growing food crops, ensuring the environmental impact on the land is minimised. Both Picnic Rugs and Tea Towels are designed on the Mornington Peninsula. Picnic Rugs are handmade locally and Tea Towels are printed locally using high quality eco friendly water-based ink.

Greeting Cards

Made from 100% recycled paper and manufactured carbon neutral in Melbourne. Line Drawing cards are printed in Melbourne with vegetable-based ink.

Envelopes

Made in Melbourne from natural unbleached 100% recycled post-consumer waste paper.

Shipping Cartons

Manufactured in Melbourne from 80% natural recycled Australian Kraft board and are fully recyclable and/or compostable or can be repurposed.

Packing Material

In our quest to be environmentally responsible, we will at times repurpose/reuse packing materials/void filler such as cardboard from boxes that we receive.  Please in turn, repurpose/reuse, recycle or compost as you see fit.

Shipping Labels

Made from 100% recycled material and utilise natural water soluble adhesive.  They are also FSC certified thus supporting healthy forests and protecting wildlife.

Shipping Tape

Made from sustainably sourced paper and natural rubber and resins based adhesive.

Wood Wool

Manufactured from radiata pine and aspen sourced from eco-sustainable plantations, chemical free, naturally air dried and 100% biodegradable.

String

Natural jute that can be recycled, composted or repurposed.

Plastic Bags

We are trying to minimise the use of plastic and are working with our suppliers to ensure that where possible, their products are provided in the most environmentally responsible and sustainable way. Bags can be repurposed or recycled via a soft plastics collection point near you. The cellophane bags used for some of our gift cards are made from biodegradable cellulose.

Glass Jars and Bottles

Please recycle or repurpose.

Delivery

Delivery of every parcel sent through Australia Post is recognised as carbon neutral as a result of the purchase of carbon offset credits to match the environmental impact.