Where I Came From
Blue Coconut Oil is sourced from our blue Pacific Island neighbours. Clay filter refined in New Zealand under Australian and New Zealand certified and licenced Food Safety HACCP rules.
Many village communities throughout the Pacific from Rabaul in the North to Vanuatu, Samoa and Fiji in the East benefit from your decision to purchase Blue Coconut Oil.
You will see which Pacific Island your oil is from by entering the batch number on your tub in the search below.
Enjoy the quality and benefits of coconut oil from our region, The Blue Pacific.
Plastic vs Glass
All tubs are recycle #5
All Blue Coconut tubs and pails are recycle number 5. This can be found on the outer rim on the bottom of the tub and inside of the lid #5. Councils can vary in what plastics they accept.
Check here if plastics numbered 5 are recycled by your local council.
Glass jars surely could have been a choice for us, but as neat as they are in many aspects, they also have some downsides: they have a large carbon footprint (being mostly imported, they travel a long way to get to NZ, and are quite heavy which means they consume a lot of non-renewable fuel on the trip), they are expensive to produce and transport, and breakage causes a lot of waste too. Not to mention that sand, the main component of glass, is also becoming scarce in the world. True story![i]
But of course, sustainability is part of who we are and caring for the environment is a priority in all our choices, so we are looking at more sustainable alternatives and are very excited about the advances in the plant-based packaging technology – that’s where we want to go. In the meantime, we recommend repurposing our packs (there are so many uses for them around the house and in the wider community) or recycling where possible.
[i] References about sand shortage: