Meet the Maker: Coastal Crunch

💚 Introducing Coastal Crunch 💚⠀

We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with Tim who makes our delicious protein crunch granolas…⠀

I’m a chef by trade, trained in Perth restaurants, and post apprenticeship I did some travel and worked in the UK, France, and the US for a few years. Coastal Crunch originally started as a passion project and has slowly morphed into a full-time thing. We are interested in sustainability because it makes sense to try and reduce the impact and footprint of our business to help look after our little corner of the world. I believe that if we all look after our little bit then the bigger picture will look after itself.

We have converted most of our retail product packaging to recyclable materials. Our main retail granola packaging is completely recyclable and in the ready-to-eat space, our products are packaged in locally produced PET plastic that is able to be put into the yellow bin recycling. In the kitchen, we no longer use traditional plastic wrap and have converted a lot of our wholesale customers from buying 1kg bags into reusing 5kg or 10kg drums. We pick up the empties and reuse the drums which closes the loop and ensure we get many uses out of each drum. Lastly, over the past 12 months, we have been purchasing carbon credits through a registered program, to try and offset the carbon emissions of our business. Here is a link that shows some of the carbon credits we have ‘retired’.

We work with Wasteless Pantry because we both share a desire to reduce waste and supply high-quality products to our local customers. We focus our business on WA and local retailers and Wasteless Pantry is a well-known outlet for shoppers that buy our type of products.

One waste-free tip you have? Buy secondhand or give something you already have a refresh. You will get enjoyment from the creative process as well as the enjoyment of something new at the same time. My partner has reinvigorated our home by breathing new life into some old furniture that would have otherwise ended up in landfill. It’s also much cheaper than buying something brand new!