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Aurivo & Homeland launches ‘30,000 trees in 30 days’ initiative

Aurivo & Homeland have launched their ‘30,000 trees in 30 days’ initiative.

Throughout November, 30,000 free native Irish trees will be available for collection at 10 Homeland garden centre locations.

This project aims to:

  • Enhance local communities;
  • Protect and support ecosystems for future generations;
  • Improve the region’s environmental sustainability.

In a statement, Sheila Maloney, general manager of Aurivo Agribusiness, said:

“This initiative is part of the wider Aurivo Agribusiness sustainability strategy.”

“The campaign focuses on engaging with local community groups, farmers, suppliers, schools, customers and colleagues to come together in a purposeful way to support the planting of native trees in our local communities providing a lasting legacy for future generations.”

Trees include:

  • Alder;
  • Birch;
  • Rowan;
  • Whitethorn Oak;
  • Scots Pine;
  • Willow.
More information

You can full details on how to claim your free tree, species available, location per store and detail on each tree type on Homeland’s website.

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Collect your FREE Irish native tree at your local Homeland garden centre – while stocks last.

Aurivo and Homeland confirmed that terms & conditions apply.

Award for Aurivo’s plant-based milk cartons

Meanwhile, Aurivo Consumer Foods has scooped a top prize at the inaugural Irish Private Label and Contract Manufacturer Awards.

The Dairy Private Label Manufacturer of the Year Award recognises the work it is undertaking in collaboration with its retail partners in Ireland regarding sustainability.

Aurivo claims to be the first dairy co-operative in Ireland to launch the larger format Fully Renewable Tetra Rex ® plant-based carton across major Irish retailers.

Judges cited this as one of the key reasons why Aurivo scooped the distinguished award. Today, all Aurivo’s milk cartons are fully plant-based.

Stephen Blewitt, general manager of Dairy at Aurivo, said:

“The award is a testament to Aurivo embracing the world’s first fully plant-based carton our dedication to encouraging retailers to introduce sustainable options for customers.”

“I would also like to thank our milk suppliers who continue to produce top quality milk.”

“Their hard work and dedication ensure that our high standards are consistently met, and that should be commended.”

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