Feedback from Halfmoon Bay has been really positive.
“We had a few spills initially with the milk in cups but now the children pour the milk and stack the dishwasher (even the 5-year old). The children are also very environmentally aware and appreciate they are having less of an impact by not using straws and little boxes. There's also less waste with children only having what they can drink.”
Fonterra farmer Suzanne Brocx from Okaihau in Northland says it’s a no-brainer for schools looking to do the right thing.
“It’s great to see school kids around the country enjoying the goodness of dairy every day, which is nutritious and healthy. But that shouldn’t come at the expense of our beautiful environment. I’m proud that our Co-op is serious about reducing waste and doing what it can to help schools and communities reduce waste too.”
Schools are being asked to express their interest in the 1L pack option in a survey sent to them from Fonterra Milk for Schools team.
This is all part of Fonterra’s plan to reduce packaging waste by having zero waste going to landfill and 100% recycling and reusable packaging by 2025.