How sustainable are our coconuts?

The organic coconut milk we use in our products is transported from the Philippines to Europe by ship. To contribute to a sustainable supply chain, Abbot Kinney’s is affiliated with the GoodShipping Program. The GoodShipping Program offers companies the opportunity to make container shipments less polluting by using offering a way to change the fuel mix. More information about the GoodShipping Program can be found on their website: https://goodshipping.com/

In terms of product waste, there is none, because every single part of the coconut gets used. The hairs on the coconut shells are strong and resilient, making them perfect for brooms and doormats whilst the empty shells are used for making furniture or potting soil for your garden. The shells can even be burnt and used as a fuel.

Both the organic rice and soy come directly from the fields of our manufacturer in Italy.

How sustainable is our packaging?

The paper of our packaging is made from recycled cardboard. And paper recycling, we are pretty good at that in the Netherlands. 85% of the paper and cardboard used is collected and reused.

Our plastic cups are made of PP - polypropylene. It is sturdy, food-safe, and very recyclable. We are working on a cup that is made of fully or partially recycled PP or PCR plastic. When we get it done, you will be the first to hear about it.

The closure of the Coco Start is made of aluminum foil. The downside of aluminum foil is that it takes a lot of energy to make, so we've been looking for an alternative. Fortunately, aluminum is recycled well by waste companies, which makes a difference.

Previously, the aluminum seal was covered with a plastic lid. We have said goodbye to this, because it saves a lot of plastic, and the aluminum seal is able to seal the package for a few days!