Aussielent was founded in 2015 by Melbourne engineer Paul Carpenter after he became intrigued by the idea of food that was cheap, simple to prepare, low-impact, and most importantly, nutritionally complete.
He figured it was time food caught up to the agile and innovative solutions we find in other industries, and to rethink how resources are applied to deliver food with less strain on the environment.
Maximum nutrition, minimum waste
Every Aussielent product is designed for maximum efficiency - for you, and the world around you.
PERFECTLY BALANCED NUTRITION – NO LEFTOVERS:
20% of all food bought in Australia is thrown out. Our meals are designed for no leftovers, containing the exact balance of nutrients your body needs. Simply measure out what you need, and with a 12-month shelf life, no Aussielent meal goes to waste.
TOTALLY VEGETARIAN, MOSTLY VEGAN
All of our meals are vegetarian, and most are also vegan. Eliminating meat from just one meal per day can have enormous health benefits and instantly reduce our environmental footprints. Even if we all changed just one meal per week, it would have a huge global impact.
LOOKING AFTER THE PLANET WITH MINDFUL PACKAGING
We strive to create packaging that leaves as little a mark as possible.
100% RECYCLABLE CARDBOARD MADE FROM 100% RECYCLED CARDBOARD, MADE IN AUSTRALIA.
Our packaging is compact and modular, maximising stackability and eliminating wasted storage space. All our cardboard is 100% recycled and equally recyclable in turn.
THE FUTURE IS COMPOSTABLE.
Compostable packaging is rapidly improving. We’ve tested numerous materials and are getting closer to finding our Goldilocks – a material that breaks down quickly in a home compost, but not so quickly it compromises shelf life or creates micro plastics. In the meantime, we’ve upsized to bulk pouches that use 35% less packaging per serve.
REDUCING WASTE THROUGH THE CONTAINER RECYCLING SCHEME.
Our ready-to-drink bottles are made from PET – the most widely recycled plastic in the world. We are a participant in the container recycling scheme which means in NT, ACT, SA, WA, NSW and Qld, you even get a 10c refund on your bottle.
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT
THE INDIGENOUS LITERACY FOUNDATION.
Equality begins at home. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s supports the next generation of leaders by lifting literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities, so that all children across Australia have the same choices and opportunities. We are proud to support the very important work of the Indigenous Literacy Fund and if you would like to join us, you can find them here.
TREE PLANTING WITH CARBON NEUTRAL.
Planting a tree is one of the most positive things we can do for the environment. So far we’ve planted more than 2,000 trees in Perth’s Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in partnership with Carbon Neutral. The Corridor is Australia’s largest revegetation project based on carbon capture and biodiversity and is one of just 35 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots.