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The team at Soar Print is supporting the Waste-Not Kitchen by printing their soup packaging for free. Waste-Not Kitchen is an initiative that uses meat and vegetables that would be otherwise thrown out to make soups.

These soups are filled with New Zealand-raised meat and fresh vegetables that have been donated by food retailers Farro and fresh produce supplier T&G Global.

The vibrant packaging is printed on Soar Print’s Heidelberg CX 102-6+L, with die cutting on the KAMA ProCut 76.

Since Waste-Not Kitchen was launched last year, it has stopped almost 4000 kilos of surplus meat from going to landfill.

Waste-Not Kitchen has also donated the equivalent of nearly 9000 meals to the community via a one-plus-one gifting programme – for every soup purchased, one is gifted to those in need in the community. The beneficiaries of the meals include Auckland Women’s Refuge, Everybody Eats, Auckland City Mission, the Attainable Trust, and I Have a Dream.

Leysa Ross, Waste Not Kitchen co-creator and general manager, said she wanted to eliminate food waste, feed those in need in our community, and have a positive impact on our planet.

“These are tasty soups for people to enjoy but with the added benefit of feeding those in need and helping reducing food waste in New Zealand,” she said.

There are four flavours of soups: roast chicken; hearty beef and bean; Moroccan lamb; and Asian pork noodle. They are available in all Farro stores, from the freezer.

Soar prints the vibrant packaging
Soar prints the vibrant packaging

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