Sustainability is the capacity to endure. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of our communities and the environment. Each action has an impact that can lead to consequences; good or bad.
After three years of searching, we launched our new fibre egg cartons in the Northwest Territories. It was quite a journey! We spent a significant amount of energy and time to find and bring fibre cartons to the north, moving away from our original Styrofoam cartons.
With fibre cartons high in demand in an eco-aware marketplace, it was difficult finding a distributor willing to work with a small operation. After travelling to multiple international poultry expos and traveling over 30,000 km to find the fibre for Polar Egg, our Sales Manager, Kevin Wallington found Bill Swanson of Hartmann Cartons in Gig Harbor, Washington and together they made it possible. Since the debut of Polar Egg in December 2012, we have heard our customer’s desire to move away from Styrofoam and move into an eco-friendly packaging product and we have found our solution!
Our brand new fibre cartons were officially launched at the Yellowknife Farmers Market on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.
Stores in Yellowknife, Hay River and Fort Smith received their first shipments of the Polar Egg branded fibre cartons throughout that week!
We heard back from our customers and the new cartons were well received, we are continuing to listen to our customers and take suggestions on how we can be even more environmentally friendly.
Thank you to everyone who has waited patiently and supported us though this journey, we will continues to listen to you and want to ensure that we are providing the true northern quality product!