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Sustainability is in our DNA!

Van Vugt Kruiden and sustainability are like two hands in one. Every day we work on plastic reduction, innovations and sustainability initiatives.

We do this, among other things, by working intensively on reducing and valuing our waste flows, flushing our toilets with rainwater and reducing commuting traffic by using a company bus for our employees.

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Gas-free company

In 2019 we moved to a new location. During the development of the new building, our goal was to create an energy-efficient and sustainable building, especially with a view to the next generation, who have now joined the management in 2021.

Thanks to 3,400 solar panels, (residual) heat storage in buffer tanks and electric boilers, we work gas-free and 100% emission-free!

Less plastic, that's fantastic!

Our packagings are made from BOPP, PET and recycled PET and is therefore recyclable at all times. They are also made of mono-material.

By diluting and reducing the size of the packaging, we have saved more than 85,000 kilos of plastic in the past 2 years and we expect to continue to do so in the coming years.
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On the way to PlanetProof

In addition to our fully electric accommodation and plastic savings, we are increasingly succeeding in limiting food miles. Our herbs are largely grown in The Netherlands during the summer season.


We focus on clean cultivation, all our cultivation locations (Dutch and European) are PlanetProof certified.

Cheers!

We are also working intensively to reduce and valorize our waste flows.

In collaboration with the Stichting Duurzaam Brouwen and Vet & Lazy Brouwerij, we developed a Herbal Beer that contains our herbal residual flows.

By using the residual flows of Basil and Lemongrass, this Pale Ale beer has an accessible, spicy taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

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Composting of residual flows

A pilot took place in the Robin Food Hub in 2022. With financial support from the BAR region, an innovation in agricultural technology was tested, namely the composting of herb residues in an energy-efficient compost machine that works on the basis of biological heat.

Closing cycles is very important to us. How great would it be if we could compost our herb residues ourselves and then use that compost in herb cultivation!

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