Akoya Packaging Specifications

By 
Leeuwin Coast
October 2, 2023
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Our packaging is specially designed to both preserve the ocean fresh taste of the Akoya from harvest to plate as well as be as sustainable as possible.

We are committed to working with suppliers who share our passion for sustainability and who can supply us with innovative and flexible solutions.

As Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) members we are committed to the 2025 National Packaging Targets which are:

  • 100% packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable 
  • 70% of plastic packaging recycled or composted
  • 50% average recycled content across all packaging
  • Phase out problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging 

We use APCO's Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs) in collaboration with our suppliers to ensure continuous improvement to our packaging and reduce our environment impact.

Our inner and outer packaging were both recently redesigned and have delivered a reduction in packaging weight vs. our previous packaging while still holding the same amount of Akoya. This has also reduced the need for additional stickers to be applied during packing and the smaller carton size means we can now fit more cartons on a pallet.

Akoya Inner Carton

Made from recyclable cardboard which is both Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) & Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, these cartons are sourced locally in Western Australia from Yonga Solutions, an Aboriginal owned business who are certified carbon neutral. In using a Western Australian based supplier, we minimise the transport impact of the packaging and reduce lead times and amount of packaging held in stock.

We have included the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) on pack, which indicates that this carton is recyclable curbside into the yellow bin, or you can check locally for your recycling options. The ARL is a joint initiative of APCO, Planet Ark and PREP Design and is an on-pack labelling scheme that helps consumers recycle correctly and supports companies and packaging manufacturers to design packaging that is recyclable at end-of-life.

This carton is freezer grade to provide a shelf life of up to 12 months and minimise produce wastage.

Each inner carton holds 40 large Akoya.

Akoya Outer Carton

Made from uncoated cardboard, these cartons are PEFC certified, recyclable and sourced locally in Western Australia from Opal, which again minimises the transport impact of our operations.

These outer cartons are made with 44% recycled content and are also freezer grade.

Each outer carton contains 6 inners, a total of 240 large Akoya.