MOD Packaging update.
At MOD, we are passionate about good health. We love finding new ways to help our community feel their absolute best. We also believe that everyone is responsible for looking after the planet. That is why we have redesigned our packaging to make you proud of your purchase. According to recycle.co.nz, approximately 252,000 tonnes of plastic is added to New Zealand landfills each and every year. This is resulting in drastic consequences for our planet and natural environment. Even if businesses and consumers just make small changes to their behaviour, this has the potential to create massive impact. It can be as simple as taking a reusable coffee cup next time you grab your takeaway coffee.
In 2019 we decided to look at the packaging status quo with fresh eyes. We had a goal of creating sustainable packaging for our juicer that did not compromise its security during transit. As a result, we are proud to say that we have reduced the amount of plastic packaging by 95% in less than 12 months.
We did this by replacing the protective, plastic bag around the juicer base with our popular reusable jute bag that is also biodegradable and compostable. We have also replaced the plastic packaging that was once used to protect other parts of the juicer with biodegradable paper. Lastly, we have switched out our drink flask for a 100% glass bottle. MOD is now on track for our juicer packaging to be 100% plastic-free and biodegradable by 2022. We are planning to make similar changes to our blender and accessories packaging over the next 12 months.
"When we started questioning why appliances are packed with so much plastic, we found much of it was unnecessary"
-Toni-Marie Aston, Marketing Manager, MOD Appliances
MOD is also a strong advocate for reducing produce waste in the home.
Both our appliances allow customers to utilise excess or aged fruit or vegetables that would have otherwise been thrown away. We also challenge and encourage our customers to re-use their juice pulp wherever possible. We have a huge range of recipes easily available on our website including muffins, pasta sauces and even dog biscuits. This means that the entire process of blending or juicing can become entirely waste-free with MOD.