Marmite Goes Sustainable

2 Jars of marmite

Marmite jars are now as sustainable as ever, Sanitarium Health Food Company is taking steps to make all of its product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

The kiwi favourite now has jars made from one hundred percent recycled plastic or rPET, that can be infinitely recycled.  The lids are now also made from less high-density plastic or HDPE.

The New Zealand-owned food and beverage manufacturer aims to reduce its usage of virgin plastic and help divert tonnes of soft plastics from landfills. More changes to the company's packaging will develop over the next three years. These changes to the Marmite packaging alone will reduce Sanitariums' plastic usage by 40 tonnes a year.

Marmite and Weet-Bix now also carry the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL), a new icon that provides clear instructions on the best way to recycle each packaging element, and highlights that they are 100 percent recyclable.

“Sanitarium is committed to working with government, industry and domestic recycling bodies to support a circular economy for our product packaging while continuing to explore the feasibility of more sustainable packaging solutions that balance our need to provide consumers with safe, nutritious, great-tasting, and affordable health foods,” said Rob Scones, General Manager of Sanitarium New Zealand.

Sanitarium is taking strides for sustainability. They also provide a recycling hub on their website.