SUSTAINABILITY

We have a genuine interest in the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers, and communities of which we are connected to.

2020 TARGET STATUS

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GOAL 01

Replace PLA bio-degradable smoothie cup with a cardboard bio-degradable smoothie cup.

Waiting for stock to arrive. 

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GOAL 02

Replace PLA bio-degradable salad container with a cardboard bio-degradable salad container.

Launched storewide January 2020

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GOAL 03

Implement reusable glass smoothie cups for in-store use.

Launched storewide February 2020

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GOAL 04

Implement reusable ceramic bowls for in-store use.

Launched storewide February 2020

2020 TARGET STATUS

%

GOAL 01

Replace PLA bio-degradable smoothie cup with a cardboard bio-degradable smoothie cup.

Waiting for stock to arrive. 

%

GOAL 03

Implement reusable glass smoothie cups for in-store use.

Launched storewide February 2020

%

GOAL 02

Replace PLA bio-degradable salad container with a cardboard bio-degradable salad container.

Launched storewide January 2020

%

GOAL 04

Implement reusable ceramic bowls for in-store use.

Launched storewide February 2020

LIV-EAT COMMITMENT

As a healthy takeaway concept, Liv-eat is committed to researching, evaluating and adopting new products and methods to reduce our environmental impact in our ongoing quest to conduct business in a sustainable manner.

LIV-EAT MODEL

Liv-eat is a FCR (Fast Casual Restaurant) predominantly dealing in take-away sales. Liveat is not a typical cafe. 

What does this mean?  Our current focus must remain heavily on our packaging solutions to supply products and services, as take-away sales account for 95% of business. 

2020 TARGETS

1) Replace PLA bio-degradable smoothie cup with cardboard bio-degradable smoothie cup.
2) Replace PLA bio-degradable salad container with a cardboard bio-degradable salad container.
3) Implement reusable glass smoothie cups for in-store use.
4) Implement reusable ceramic bowls for in-store use.

5) Replace cutlery with bio alternatives. See the status of each goal further down the page.

2019 TARGETS

  1) Reduce landfill by expanding our KeepCup campaign to include smoothie and juices (Launched storewide mid-2019). 

2) Implement a ‘BYO’ salad container program and policy (Launched storewide September 2019)

Learn more: https://www.liveat.com.au/returnr-bowl/
3)  Replace plastic straws with PLA Bio Straws (Launched storewide mid-2019). 

4) Replace current PLA bio-degradable straws with cardboard straws (Products tested, supplier relationship established, stock ordered, waiting for stock to arrive – est. early 2020)

5) Replace cutlery with bio alternatives (Products tested, supplier relationship established, stock ordered, waiting for stock to arrive – est. early 2020)

OUR APPROACH

We have taken a strategic approach at Liv-eat to better understand how we can minimise our impact on the environment whilst we continue to deliver social and economic benefit to the communities in which we operate. We openly acknowledge that although we have come along way, there is still work to do, and with your continued support and patience we are getting there.

COMMUNITY

As a business operating in local communities, we have the unique privilege to be able to support the communities that support us. We provide support for individuals, clubs, schools, education programs and charities. We also help each community prosper through social and economic growth, we do this in a number of ways. 1) We employ numerous staff and provide training for tomorrows leaders 2) We support local farmers and suppliers 3) We use local tradespeople and community-based businesses on a daily basis.

All of which results in a positive net benefit for each community.

BETTER CHOICES

We do our best to deliver quality products that can be enjoyed by you, your friends and family at your place of choice, and packaging plays a key role in our ability to consistently deliver you the Liv-eat products that you love.

At Liv-eat the notion of living a healthy lifestyle goes beyond eating healthy foods and being active, it is about caring for the environment we live in. With saying this, we will continue to acknowledge the need to focus our efforts to reduce the impact on the environment for current and future generations.

A MAJORITY OF OUR PACKAGING IS RECYCLABLE OR COMPOSTABLE

We choose our suppliers carefully, suppliers who have demonstrated a desire to deliver products and packaging that will reduce environmental impact and align with the anticipated future developments of waste management and composting capabilities in the regions that we operate.

We have replaced a large majority of our packaging with recyclable, compostable and reusable options. We still have a minimal range of products that are made of plastic and we are continuing to adopt new alternatives to replace them.

As part of our sustainability vision for 2018 we have introduced the Liv-eat KeepCup range a reusable cup policy. This has resulted in a 50 cent discount for KeepCup refills and 20 cent discount for other reusable cups. We are also striving to fully eliminate the use of plastic straws.

WHERE TO NEXT?

We predict to see the industry evolve in line with community feedback / demands in regard to sustainability issues. We see this as a positive outcome that will help to motivate councils to plan, build and manage sustainable facilitates. This will also result in more sustainable packaging products becoming available to businesses. Both of these outcomes will deliver a strong benefit to communities and the environment.

We will continue to embrace new and better ways of operating more sustainably for a brighter future. We realise that we still have a lot to do and we are clearly working on it. Let us know if you have any great suggestions.