At Nutiva, we launched a zero waste campaign to help us find greener ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle the waste created in our supply chain. We donate byproduct from our manufacturing process to farms for animal feed, compost kitchen scraps, sell cardboard bulk boxes, and donate used oil for biofuel. Most recently, we found a reuse option for the large containers that our coconut oil is shipped in.
We are so excited to share with you, “8 Holiday Dessert Recipes Inspired by the Superfood Coconut.” The holiday season is a time to come together with family, friends and neighbors to unwind, unplug and be grateful for the little things. For us, the little things happen to be Old-Fashioned Donuts with Cranberry-Chia Glaze and Coconut […]
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to break out the winter wardrobe! The holiday season approaches so quickly, and it seems that there is never enough time for all the shopping, decorating, and baking that comes along with it. Often times, searching for the perfect pie recipe can feel like a daunting task. How do […]
A Look at Nutiva’s Zero Waste Initiative
By Gretchen Grani
Early this year we launched an initiative to become a Zero Waste Facility. Such goals challenge the prevailing practices of corporations, whose landfill trash typically includes 47% reusable material. The largest portion of this reusable waste is compostable and comes from food scraps, yard clippings, and manufacturing byproducts, while the remainder is in the form of cardboard, paper and lumber.
In an internal trash audit at Nutiva’s headquarters and manufacturing facility, we found opportunities to innovate and improve our disposal procedures. We began with shifting perspectives to view waste as misplaced resources and a potential revenue source. We also educated employees about their role in the solution and restructured office and production systems to reduce waste.
by Sarah Kay Hoffman Power, strength and courage typically comes from a place deep within because of life’s circumstances and experiences. These are the circumstances and experiences that give us the power to help change the current food system. Every single one of our voices counts, and this became evident at the Shiftcon Media Conference our […]