How We Operate

Thank you for taking the time to consider how you think about single use plastics and what choices you are making that contribute to or negatively affect the environment!

Tupperware has a rich history starting with inspiration from a paint can by Chemist Earl S. Tupper. Since then, we have come a long way.

Our very ethos is centred around benefiting people and our planet; from revolutionizing microwave cooking to growing vegetables in space with NASA, everything we do is driven by a passion to help save time, money, space, food and energy. Making products that last longer, that can be reused and recycled is important to us.

Consumers have become more aware that not all plastics are the same, and that making conscious, educated choices about what you are actually buying can make an important contribution to the future of the planet.

Before buying Tupperware I cringe to think about how many other containers I was throwing out. My 3 favourites are modulars, vent smarts and clear mates. I have come to the realisation that cheap alternatives are not really cheap when you add up how many you’ve thrown away and how much food I used to waste. Tupperware has changed the way I think about plastic.

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Natalie Harrington

Wellington

Tupperware’s proactive approach to sustainability from the beginning of a product’s lifecycle to the end is in synergy with this.

Here in New Zealand, you will be able to see the changes we are making as we continue our commitment to sustainability on a local basis.

Product Longevity

“An ordinary plastic container can last for a very long time; a Tupperware container can last for probably three lifetimes. My mother is still using Tupperware she bought over 30 years ago, and from the looks of it, she’ll be able to pass it down to my daughter, and she’ll be able to use it for years.”

Matthew Tung, CHOICE expert tester
See CHOICE’S cheap plastic vs Tupperware test

For years Tupperware has been a trusted brand, well-known for its quality and product longevity. We have a team of people obsessed with designing innovative, functional and environmentally responsible products that get handed down from generation to generation.

Playing Our Part

Perfect should never get in the way of getting on with it”

Tim Brown | Co-founder of AllBirds

We know there’s always room for growth and improvement, but we are proud of the steps we have made:

  • Our No Time To Waste initiative recognizes the role and responsibility of corporations in the health and future of our environment. We are committed to reducing waste at every step of our products’ lifecycle – from design, manufacturing and distribution, to consumption, recycling and recovery – all by 2025!
  • Tupperware materials are carefully selected to the highest global food safety standards in plastics. The first material aligned with our commitment to address the global challenge of single-use plastic waste is ECO+ material, derived from a revolutionary material – circular polymers. What are circular polymers? This material is created by taking single-use plastics (destined for disposal), breaking them down and recreating them into high-quality food-grade plastic.
  • Our products are 100% BPA-free and Recyclable.
  • We believe growth and change is vital!
    We choose to invest in research and development to produce award-winning products and increase our sustainability commitment.

Decreasing Food Waste

New Zealand households throw away 157,389 tonnes of food per year! Tupperware’s product range has been created with decreasing food waste in mind. Our VentSmarts, for example, are one of many designed to prolong the lives of your vegetables. Our Modular Mates, designed with airtight seals to keep out creepy-crawlies and moisture and lock in freshness. TupTip: Take them with you to your local bulk store and top up straight into your container.

As a company, our products are designed not only to store food but to solve problems. We believe that when you look at something from multiple angles, you can create solutions that changes lives.

We have changed our packaging and are constantly making changes, when and where we can.



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