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What are corrugated boxes and can they be recycled?

In a world packed with consumer goods, we are also spoiled for choice with the range of packaging materials available to us. Reusable, recyclable, compostable and more – we now have almost any type of packaging that we want or require, at our fingertips.

8 myths about sugar plastics

Sugarcane is a great renewable source that can be used to create 100% recyclable plastic. As sugarcane plastic is molecularly identical to standard oil-based plastic, it is a great sustainable solution that doesn’t mean compromising on product quality. One of the significant advantages of sugarcane plastic is that the process of growing its raw material (sugar cane), removes carbon dioxide...

Our sustainable initiatives

Like many other businesses, sustainability is a key focus for us and we’re doing everything that we can to play our part. As a major packaging supplier in New Zealand, we understand the importance of providing our customers with packaging knowledge, products and resources to protect and enhance our planet.

Upcoming trends & sustainable products to watch in 2021

An important factor for many consumers when they make a purchase now is the sustainability of a product. What material(s) is it made from? Can the packaging that the product comes in be easily recycled or reused? Making more sustainable choices is at the forefront of our minds with many Kiwis actively looking for ways that they can be more environmentally friendly whether that be at home, or...

5 ways to make your office more environmentally friendly

It's no secret that increasing carbon emissions has been a hot topic over the past few years, not just in New Zealand but around the world. To combat this, many governments and organisations are looking at ways that they can reduce their carbon footprint to make the world a better, and more sustainable place. In December of 2020, New Zealand joined 32 other countries to declare a climate...

Is custom packaging a sustainable option?

Packaging – it’s an essential part of any e-commerce or online store. Without it, we couldn't easily ship anything without it suffering a great deal of damage. Items like cardboard cartons and boxes, protective packaging and even the humble roll of tape are all essential items that ensure our packages stay nice and secure on the way to their destination.

Will consumers pay more for eco-friendly products?

‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’, they’re both buzzwords of the moment and it’s not hard to see why. More and more people are concerned with climate change and the effect this is having, not just here in New Zealand, but around the world. In fact, 87% of New Zealanders surveyed in this study see sustainability as a big concern.

Types of kraft paper and their uses

While kraft paper has traditionally been used for crafts, school projects and even wrapping food, it’s becoming a more common fixture in the packaging world. A thick brown paper that’s also very sturdy, many businesses are now seeing the benefits of using kraft paper for packaging.

Get your office & warehouse supplies organised for 2021

A new year brings new opportunities, it’s also a good time to make sure you’re organised for the year ahead. There are lots of things that can be done to get organised early in the workplace, one of which can be to get all of your office and warehouse supplies sorted.

How shipping and damaged goods impact the environment

Online stores allow us to easily buy and sell goods at our own convenience. This level of accessibility is a popular option for many, especially in current times where COVID-19 is keeping people at home and ‘inside their bubbles’. Not only is shopping online easier, but it’s also a safer option for people in many parts of the world who would rather stay safe at home, than risk shopping in a...

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