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Our ethics

Environmental – reducing our pawprint

Be the change you want

We care about the environment we live and work in, and are taking steps to ensure our impact is as small as possible. We try to be the change we want by using:

AustralianWe pride ourselves on being Australian and using Australian-made and -grown inputs wherever possible. This ensures we have higher quality control and keeps our dollars and employment here.
What’s more, we buy from the closest supplier to Yass – this ensures we not only limit transportation, we support local producers and communities.
Box stuffingWe use bio-friendly packing – either excess newspaper scrunched, or Australian-made bio-fill ‘peanuts’ made from Corn Starch, not plastic. They dissolve in water leaving no harsh residue, can be disposed of in your garbage, or are 100% biodegradable and can be composted or added to soil where they’ll improve the soil structure. At times we’ll also use air-popped popcorn from corn grown on our farm.
Box tapeThe tape we use to seal our shipping boxes is paper-based with a wet gum, making it both compostable and biodegradable.
Carbon, oursWe offset our own energy use in baking, office, and transport with extensive bushland replanting and regeneration projects on our property and in the surrounding region, as well as purchasing offsets.
Carbon, suppliersWe use ethical and carbon-neutral suppliers wherever possible and minimise the ‘product miles’ our products use.
We use Australia Post as our main shipper, they have a commitment to be carbon-neutral for their entire operation, or Fedex/TNT who are working rapidly towards being carbon-neutral.
Our main supplier of dried treats are air-dried in Australia’s most technically advanced, environmentally friendly facility with solar cells and a heat bank to supply the base load of more than 3,000 kW of pure energy.
Carry bagsWe offer recycled paper or calico reusable bags at markets.
Cling wrapFor the dried products we wrap in-house, we use a recyclable and biodegradable cling wrap film free from BPA or PVC.
Product bagsWe use kraft paper made from recycled materials, with a bio-film liner that is compostable and biodegradable.
Shipping boxesWe use either Australia Post or our own shipping boxes, and both are made from recycled cardboard.
Sustainable fish catchWe will not carry any stock from threatened or endangered fish species – if we can’t verify the fish species used, we won’t carry it. We do not carry any shark product as we’ve unable to verify the species caught by the suppliers.
Zip lock bagsWe use recyclable and biodegradable zip lock bags, free from BPA or PVC.

We actively work with all suppliers to influence their eco credentials.

Reconciliation

Lunala Pty Ltd operates on Ngunnawal country. We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the Yass region and pay our respects to elders past and present. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this region and country. We are committed to a positive future for the Aboriginal community.

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