Lark has purchased a whopping 1,500 tonnes of carbon credits to certify we’re carbon neutral by the end of autumn 2021. While we aren’t able to completely cancel all emissions, we’ve invested in projects that reduce and remove emissions.
We’ve also reduced the size of our outer packing by 30 per cent, which includes removing all foam inserts used to stabilise the bottle while shipping. We’re aware we can do more, so we’re investigating more environmentally friendly alternatives for our packaging.
Along with that, we’re replacing plastic bubble wrap in our online shipments with the purchase of a cardboard recycling shredder. Our goal is to replace as much plastic in our packaging and dispatch operations with recycled cardboard as possible.
We also aim to finalise the purchase of “green gas” from our energy supplier in our continued effort to reduce our carbon footprint to zero to benefit our beloved and fragile ecosystem. This step will make Lark one of the first companies in Tasmania to switch to “green gas.”
“Tasmania peat bogs rely on the local environment and climate to regenerate and thrive. It is believed that Australia’s peat bogs are existing at the edge of their climatic limits,” says Thomson. “Combatting climate change helps preserve the local peat, which gives Lark Tasmania Whisky its unique smokiness connecting us to our island home.”
These changes, both big and small, will reduce carbon emissions and stave off the effects of climate change on our world. Now, when our customers purchase from Lark Whisky, they can feel confident they’ve got a simple way to act on climate change with an ethical, sustainable product that tastes good too.
While our initiatives are impactful, we’re not stopping there. Over the next two years, we’ll continue to explore and expand our sustainability efforts. We hope you’ll continue to support us on this journey to making our planet and our community a happier and healthier place.