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Our badges reflect 12 ethical business practices that make good business sense, respect people and the environment, and reflect current consumer preferences.

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Composting turns organic waste into compost - a wonderful soil conditioner, and helps reduce the production of the greenhouse gas methane.

Costs and Benefits

Food is a core part of a hospitality business. so it’s not surprising that around 60% of an average business's waste is made up of food scraps.  The average hospitality business sends around 3640 kg of organic waste to landfill each year. 

Composting helps reduce the production of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Methane is released when organic waste decomposes in a landfill.

Composting collections are often cheaper than sending organic waste to landfill. The key challenge for a business wanting to compost is getting commitment from its to put the organic waste in the right bin!

Accreditation Standards

To be awarded the badge, Retailers must:

Have systems in place to:

  • compost all its organic waste, and/or
  • give food scraps to farmers for animal feed.

 Your business can use a combination of different products and services to compost/dispose of their organic waste – for example, an organic waste collection, a worm farm and giving food scraps to farmers.

To be awarded the badge, Suppliers must:

Provide a service or product that assists hospitality retailers to compost their compostable organic wastes.

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Milk and Honey

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Milk&Honey is a staff and postgraduate only cafe on campus at Victoria University of Wellington. More info.

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measuring our impact

Composting turns organic waste into a wonderful soil conditioner, and helps reduce the production of methane gas. Each year it is estimated that Conscious Consumer businesses divert

807,000 kilos of organic waste from landfill.