Sustainability & Recycling

How to recycle your KickStart Breakfast packaging:
The KickStart Breakfast team are passionate about being kaitiaki (guardians) for our environment, and we invite everyone to be involved in our recycling journey. Every item we send our schools can be sustainably recycled to reduce the overall amount of waste going to landfill. We have a shared responsibility to ensure this is done properly.

Anchor 1L Milk Cartons:
Every year, over 800,000 Anchor 1L milk cartons are consumed by our KickStart Breakfast schools. Your milk cartons can have a second life so it’s critical your school correctly prepares your milk cartons for recycling.

Completing our four simple steps ensures your milk cartons can be recycled into construction materials at SaveBOARD, a recently established New Zealand recycling company based in Hamilton. You can read more about our relationship with SaveBOARD here!

  • Rinse
  • Drain
  • Dry
  • Flatten

You can find some printable resources for recycling in te reo Māori and in English.

, manufactures affordable, low carbon and environmentally friendly building materials by recycling our Tetra cartons for Kiwi builders to use in replace of building materials such as plywood, particleboard and plasterboard.

Schools are provided with recycling bins to collect your clean and flattened milk cartons and these are picked up by your local Anchor milk teams. Once removed from schools, the milk cartons are consolidated into large bails before heading to SaveBOARD’s plant in the Waikato.

To support the success of this trial, please ensure that all used milk cartons are stored clean and dry while they await collection, to supply good quality- contamination-free recycling to SaveBOARD.

Anchor Cardboard Boxes

The cardboard outer your Anchor 1L milk cartons are packaged in can be recycled in your local council recycling bin or skip. Simply flatten and pop in the correct bin ready for recycling.

Sanitarium Weet-Bix Boxes

Once your Sanitarium Weet-Bix box is empty, remove the plastic liner, shake out any crumbs and flatten before placing in your recycling bin. The large brown box your Weet-Bix arrive in can also be flatten and recycled too.

Check out this video below for some helpful tips on recycling for your KickStart Breakfast Club!