Our Sustainability Journey
We value and care for our environment and we have a big goal to reduce our carbon use, with the aim of becoming carbon neutral. To do this we are focusing on waste, water and energy.
We are believers in the power of continuous improvement. We are not perfect and know we can’t make massive changes over night, but we can take incremental steps every day and we can plan ahead to help us make the best possible decisions for future generations.
What we’re doing Today
When it comes to waste, we reduce what we can. We’ve halved the amount of waste skips we use by looking at each waste stream and working to eliminate, recycle, repurpose, compost or donate.
Cardboard, plastic pallet wrap, some chemical containers go back to suppliers, steel drums & factory/engineering waste steel, polystyrene, office paper waste, cans, electronic waste and batteries.
Cardboard cores: schools (kindy and art projects), flat white cardboard from packaging deliveries (local schools), food waste from production (pig farmer), plastic buckets, jerry cans, bottles, wood, broken pallets (Menz Shed, fire pellets), steel & plastic drums (local community) and apple waste/discard/pomace (farmers). We work with our local community to repurpose some of our waste. If you are interested in these items, or have any ideas email us email@example.com
Food leftovers from our team, some paper towels and green waste.
Factory paper towels from hand drying.
Product (short-dated, over-runs, excess stock). We donate to charities including Kai Rescue, Salvation Army, sports and community groups for fundraising.
We do not accept one-way plastic pallets from suppliers.
Our daily commitment to improve on the sustainable removal of items
Dirty plastic wrap/film, liquid waste from within the factory, used gumboots, hairnet and boot covers. Working with schools to get Juicies and Moosies soft plastics wrappers recycled in the NZ Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme. Continue to audit and reduce our waste to landfill.