We're taking steps to provide more environmentally friendly packaging. We're currently working with our packaging materials provider for more eco-friendly and sustainable materials.
In the meantime, we can provide eco-friendly alternatives to bubblewrap, by offering to wrap your pottery in cardboard, which actually is most effective in protecting your ceramic piece from bumps and chipping.
If you're planning to purchase some pots or ceramics from us, you could also bring a blanket or other reusable materials to wrap your pottery before putting it in the car.
When you pop in to see us next, ask us about alternatives to bubble wrap to protect your pottery for the journey home.
For any bubble wrap that is used, you can check out Love NZ Soft Plastics Recycling program, with collection bins located at over 70% of NZ supermarkets (including Countdown and New World in Warkworth). "Soft plastic" refers to any scrunch-able plastic, such as bread bags, courier bags, frozen food packets.... the plastics collected by this program gets sent to Australia where they have the technology to turn it into useful community facilities such as park benches and outdoor fitness equipment. For more information or find out your closest participating store visit: https://www.recycling.kiwi.nz/solutions/soft-plastics
Photo: A full car of pots by Instagram @rach_samjuju