Yo-Chi is on a mission to create positive energy for the planet.
We want to make sustainable, earth-friendly retail the new norm. By making changes in our own business, we hope to inspire conscious consumers and businesses to do the same.
The first step requires radical honesty, without rose-coloured glasses or flattering filters. It’s about acknowledging the reality of disposable packaging that ends up in landfill. It’s weighing up the business opportunity of selling bottled water against the devastating impact of single-use plastics on the environment.
The best option for the environment will always be reusables over any single-use packaging. Our Yo-Chi reusable range is priced for the planet, not profit.
Disposable packaging remains a necessity of our business, but by developing packaging that’s fully compostable we can reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in landfill, and avoid the release of toxic emissions as it breaks down.
Single use plastics are one of the biggest contributors to landfill, taking decades to break down and releasing toxic emissions into the environment in the process. From 2023, Yo-Chi will no longer be manufacturing or selling any single-use plastics.
With a mindset of sustainability, we can ensure we’re making decisions that are not only the best for our stores and our customers, but also better for the environment.
Our goal is to be a retail leader in sustainable packaging by the end of 2023.
Maximising compostable packaging and reusables, and minimising the use of plastic:
Composting program rollout and the elimination of single-use plastics: