Pushing ahead for a better & greener world
Yeap, we took a big leap forward and came up with an eco-friendly packaging and turned carbon negative in February 2022.
Monthly Green House Gas Emissions Summary
We are carbon neutral
We made it! Lecka has become the first carbon neutral snack in Vietnam.
We've looked at all of our product components to understand the carbon footprint we generate, from our packaging to sales and employee commutes.
Now, we are aiming to reduce emissions by implementing even more environmentally friendly processes, while also offsetting our carbon footprint by purchasing carbon credits from Vietnamese projects.
Changing the status quo
We are part of the movement that wants to change the packaging industry for the better.
Every year around 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean globally. Vietnam currently ranks fourth in the world in volume of plastic waste, with 730,000 tons of plastic waste going to the sea every year.
And it takes up to 500 years to decompose. The next generations will not be thankful.
Enough is enough. something has to change.
Bio-based material & home compostability
We decided to use a bio-based, home compostable wrapper for our products. The wrapper consists of three layers: paper, cellulose and corn starch. It has similar characteristics like plastic in terms of moisture and oxygen barrier, BUT decomposes within 12 months without leaving any toxic residuals behind.
The material is certified home compostable by TUV Austria, a leading certification authority in Europe, and is 100% food safe.
That's called changing status quo.
The right waste management
We advocate for a thoughtful approach on how to handle waste. Besides better and more comprehensive recycling systems, we are a proponent of composting facilities that help turn waste back into organic soil.
The wrappers of our products should NEVER land in nature, but rather be disposed in the organic waste (e.g. food waste).
Every consumer has the responsibility to chose products that have a limited life cycle and don't turn into long term pollution.