Our dedicated Research and Development as well as Sustainability teams explored a myriad of solutions from bamboo to corn starch and everything in between. Cardboard was selected for its strength, durability and sustainability, being both 100% recyclable and made from 100% recycled cardboard.
Will the cardboard bread tags keep my bread fresh?Simon Dixon2021-08-09T09:34:08+12:00
Bürgen cardboard bread tags can be recycled in kerbside recycling bins. The best way to do this is to tuck the tag inside other paper or cardboard products (such as a used envelope), to give them the best chance of being upcycled into a new product.
Why do I have to put my cardboard bread tag in another piece of recycling?Simon Dixon2021-08-09T09:37:16+12:00
The size of the tags requires them to be tucked inside a similar waste stream, such as paper or cardboard (a used envelope is perfect), before placing them in your kerbside recycling bin. This prevents the tags from being lost or caught during transportation to the recycling plant, ensuring the best chance of being recycled.
Do you have a plan for replacing the plastic bags?Simon Dixon2021-08-09T09:38:33+12:00
That is something we have our eye on. But that is a much larger and difficult project to crack. In the meantime we are encouraging our shoppers to recycle the bags via the Soft Plastic Recycling program of which we are a member of and now operates in both islands.