Tag: sustainability

Praise bottles and jars now made with 100% recycled Australian plastic

Praise recycling

In a big step forward for sustainable packaging, Praise Mayo and Aioli bottles and jars are now made with 100% recycled Australian plastic. An Australian first in the category, the new packaging will save a whopping 380 tonnes of virgin plastic a year.  Praise has also partnered with Take 3 for the Sea – experts in the sustainability space. The partnership will allow opportunities such as thought leadership, ambassadors, and access to significant sustainability knowledge.  “We know Aussies really want to be conscious when it comes to their impact on the environment so it’s great to see household names like Praise using 100% recycled plastic in their packaging. We’re glad to be involved in this event that symbolises part of positive change for real sustainability,” said Sarah Beard, CEO of Take 3 for the Sea.  Mick Anderson, Head of Sustainability at Goodman Fielder said, “Getting to 100% Australian sourced post-consumer recycled plastic is a proud achievement for Praise. We’re delighted that every Aussie can help do their bit for the environment by choosing Praise and helping to support the circular economy. Most importantly, consumers can help their packaging live on simply by recycling it.” Keep an eye out for the new 100% recycled bottles starting to hit shelves in a store near you! You may notice the new bottles have a slightly darker tint, and this is simply because the plastic is recycled. They remain totally food safe and still contain the same delicious Aussie made Praise you know and love! Do your bit to… Read More

Tequila with a conscience: creator of the sustainable farm-to-glass Altos Tequila offers bartenders and venues a chance to shine

Altos tequila

By bartenders for bartenders. Born out of a desire to fulfill a perceived gap in the market for a high-quality tequila for cocktails, mixologists Dre Masso and the late Henry Besant collaborated with master distiller Jésus Hernandez to create Altos Tequila in 2009. Crafted from 100% blue agave in the heart of Los Altos, Mexico, the farm-to-glass spirit works to retain its authentic Mexican roots whilst continuing to grow as a modern brand; each tequila partly utilizes the 500-year-old traditional Tahona method, prior to being distilled in small copper pot stills. Sustainability is at the core of Altos Tequila’s production processes, with the Altos distillery in Jalisco, Mexico consuming 47% less water than the industry standard and implementing a zero-waste landfill certification plan. A key sustainability practice is Altos’ promotion of sustainable businesses to the venues they supply to, working with local artisans to produce reusable drinking vessels fashioned in a local style, and utilizing local flora and fauna behind the bar. Pernod Ricard celebrated Altos Tequila’s commitment to the environment and launched their new sustainable bar initiative, Cantina Ecológica, with an intimate lunch at Chula in Potts Point. Over tostadas, tacos, and flan, Altos Tequila 100% and The Tahona Society co-founder Dre Masso introduced the competition for bartenders and venues. Bartenders and venues can enter Cantina Ecológica by submitting a mini-business plan outlining their innovative initiatives to drive sustainability in the hospitality industry. Eight competitors will be selected to showcase their initiative during a dedicated Altos Cantina Ecológica week held in February 2019 in… Read More