How The Source Bulk Foods Is Changing An Industry One Plastic bag At A Time! -2 | The Source Bulk Foods - Zero Waste Consumption
The Source Bulk Foods – Zero Waste Consumption
A word from our founder - How The Source Bulk Foods is fighting the war on waste globally!






    The Source Bulk Foods was born in 2012 from our belief that unpackaged food should be easier to access and a smaller carbon footprint could be achieved every time you shop. Our customers agreed!!!
    We sprouted new stores, from Mullumbimby to Balmain, Glenelg to Cairns and now Katoomba!
    We are as passionate about reducing the amount of plastic on this earth as you are.
    This means REMOVING it from our supply chain completely.

  • Our aim is to be plastic free from harvest to home.

    It has been disappointing being surrounded by an industry with so much waste and plastic. It has also been super encouraging and rewarding being in a position to affect change to an industry and practices that have been established for so long.

    Not only are we focused on removing plastic and packaging to our customers, we are just as active in removing plastic from our suppliers and supply chain in general.

  • We encourage our suppliers and manufacturers to reduce their use of plastic

    We work tirelessly with suppliers and manufacturers to encourage their reduction of plastic and unnecessary waste. In fact we have created a dedicated project team to identify product by product – supplier by supplier where the changes need to be made to achieve our goal of a zero plastic supply chain.

    1. We have managed to eliminate plastic from a specific manufacturer supplying merchandise products not only just to our business but businesses around the world.
    2. We are sourcing 100% compostable (NOT just degradable) lining inserts to provide to our suppliers so they can replace their current plastic practices – this will reduce the amount of plastic sent to us as well as to our competitors and other retailers in our industry by 50%.
    3. We have sourced a coffee bag that is 100% compostable (NOT degradable) – YES, including the zip lock and air valve.
    4. We have a dedicated team member working a project to identify how each and every one of our products is sent to us (Natural V’s Plastic) and identifying line by line how we can achieve plastic free supply from harvest to home.
    5. When a supplier, grower or manufacturer applies to supply The Source Bulk Foods, certain criteria must be shown to confirm that the product is delivered free of plastic or show they are in the process of converting to a compostable format.

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