Kinder To The Environment
Helga's is on a mission to help Aussies be kinder to each other - and to the planet!
We've been exploring how Australians give and receive kindness in their everyday lives, and we're extending our impact to the environment as well.
We've been working behind the scenes making changes to our packaging and operations to help the cause, and make it easier for us all to be a little bit kinder every day. We've committed to developing 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025, and we've already made some changes that we're excited to share with you.
Our bags are 100% recyclable through REDCycle
All of our Helga’s bread bags are 100% recyclable through the REDcycle soft plastic scheme. Not sure what REDCycle is? It's a recovery initiative for post-consumer plastic - they give us all a place to recycle soft plastics that would otherwise end up in landfill. All you have to do is collect your plastics (you could collect them in your Helga's bread bag) and then drop them off at your nearest participating retailer.
You can read more about REDCycle or find your nearest drop off point here.
We've switched to 100% renewable electricity in all of the bakeries we own.
Earlier this year we made a national switch to 100% renewable electricity in every bakery we own in Australia. This huge change will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from our bakery network by 61%, which equates to taking 17,000 cars off the roads each year!
Our bread tags are 100% recyclable
We've been working hard behind the scenes on this one - our Eco Tags! Made of 100% recycled cardboard and 100% recyclable, we're proud to say our Eco Tags have rolled out nationally. These little tags are easily recycled with your regular paper and cardboard recycling in your kerbside bin, just remember to pop them into a used envelope or similar so they don't get lost in the recycling machinery.
We've partnered with Foodbank since 2010
Foodbank are committed to sourcing meals from generous donors and distributing them to vulnerable people including students, charities, and individuals such as those affected by bushfires and floods. On average we donate 1.2 million meals per year with the help of Foodbank, and it's meant that Foodbank were able to reach 3 million people with a total of 87.9 million meals in 2020. (foodbank.org.au)