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Sustainability

Thank you for supporting Dirty Clean Food. It means the world...literally. 

At Dirty Clean Food we care about the environment and we’re passionate about reducing our carbon footprint throughout the food journey. 


Carbon Neutral Oat Milk

Dirty Clean Food’s Oat Milk is the world’s first regeneratively grown, certified carbon neutral oat milk.

All our farmers practice regenerative agriculture, which is farming just as nature intended it and helps fight climate change. Their healthy, vibrant soil draws down carbon and grows delicious, nutrient-dense oats for our oat milk.

The oats have fewer inputs, require less water and produce lower greenhouse gas emissions than other plant-based alternatives, ensuring our milk is gentle on mother earth.

Our oat milk is certified carbon neutral by Climate Active through growing, harvesting, transporting and manufacturing from the farm gate to our Perth based warehouse.


As a business, we have also committed to become carbon neutral operationally by 2023.


Dirty Clean Food Oat Milk Climate Active PDS

Food Packaging

We try to keep packaging to a minimum but need to strike a balance between protecting the quality and safety of our produce against our goal to minimise our impact on the environment.

Cardboard cartons & Thermal liners
Made from a high percentage of recycled paper & cardboard, you can reuse them, return them to us with your next order or they ‘re 100% recyclable through your council bins.

Bubblewrap
Can be returned to us or it is 100% recyclable through RedCycle bins located at supermarkets around Australia (visit www.redcycle.net.au for locations).

Ice Packs
Can be reused, returned or you can recycle the outer layer through RedCycle and the non-toxic filling can be sprinkled over your garden beds to help the soil retain water.

Vacuum bags
Where possible we use Grounded certified home compostable vacuum seal bags, made from cassava root and corn derivatives blended with a copolymer. These will fully break down when disposed of in a composting environment containing heat, water, oxygen, soil and microorganisms. Sadly, compostable bags are not yet suitable for meat cuts containing bones - but we’re working on alternatives.


What does home compostable mean?

It means you can dispose of our packaging in your compost heap and let the worms and environment do the work to break it down.

  • It is made from plants - far more renewable than recyclable and non-recyclable plastics made from fossil fuels.
  • Turns back into soil quickly to help more plants grow.
  • Even if it goes into landfill, it very quickly turns into soil which is far better than both recyclable and non-recyclable plastics which break down into micro-plastics.


Tips and Tricks to becoming a home compost aficionado:

  • Check the vacuum bag has PLACE IN COMPOST stamped on the side before placing in the compost.
  • Remove any stickers.
  • If you are composting in your green bin or your compost pile, a balance of soil, temperature, moisture, oxygen and micro-organisms are needed for the packaging to break down.
  • Always use plenty of soil especially if more compostable packaging is added to the mix. We don’t want your compost to stop working because the ratio is wrong.    

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