Aussie Chooks Supplies – Small Steps towards reducing our Environmental
Impact.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a fairly big Greenie. Along
with chicken keeping, we love gardening and have strong personal beliefs
about reducing our environmental footprint, both personally and
professionally.
We try to cook fresh and local, buying in season and staying away from as
many pre-packed products as we can. We are big recyclers, often collecting
discarded waste on our local walks and recycling them in our own facilities
at home to help reduce that waste going into storm water drains and making
the areas generally look cleaner.

Our efforts to reduce our environmental impact has also been extended to
our business practices in every way we can think, big or small. We believe
that although we are only a (very) small business, if we (small businesses
in general) all do our part it all adds up to a big difference.

We have utilised our local community for years to access boxes, bubble wrap
and other packaging materials to reuse and recycle where we can instead of
adding to the enormous amounts of packaging waste produced.

We shred and recycle the waste paper that we produce and add it to the
chicken coop bedding materials for our chickens, before it is used in our
garden beds as broken down plant-based matter.

We buy in bulk (where possible) and try to schedule deliveries and supplier
pickups at the same day to better utilise vehicle use, reduce car emissions
and time on the road. We keep our work-related vehicle well maintained to
minimise unnecessary strain on the environment and increased emissions. We
pay surcharges to support responsible disposal of old car parts, oil and
tyres.

More recently we have changed our satchel packaging to further reflect
this, by using home compostable satchels from The Better Packaging Co. Once
we finish our current stock of plastic satchels (inherited from another
business owner) all our satchels will be home compostable. We are further
exploring the best, economically viable alternative packaging solutions to
further reduce other consumables and waste we are producing from sending
out packaging to customers also.

In March 2020 we took a significant step towards further reducing our
carbon footprint. We are very proud to announce that we are the first
online Poultry Supply business to proudly partner with Greenfleet. This
partnership means we are taking practical climate change action and
offseting all of our operational carbon emissions, from the gas and
electricity usage in our office through to emissions from the couriers who
deliver to our customers.

This is a significant step for us, and any business so you can read more
about our partnership with Greenfleet Partnership and what it specifically
means here.

We would also like to thank our loyal customers for choosing Aussie Chook
Supplies for all your chicken keeping requirements. From now on, whenever
you purchase new products, health supplies or anything else from our range
you can rest assured that all the carbon produced in the process will be
offset. So you’re doing your bit for the planet too… Together I think we
make an egg-cellent team.

Happy Chooking!
Christine from Aussie Chook Supplies