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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...

Sustainable gift wrapping ideas

It’s no secret that part of the joy of Christmas morning is tearing the wrapping paper off of your presents. Many of us can admit that we also love a well-wrapped gift! But what about the waste that results from giving or receiving a gift during Christmas time?Every year, New Zealanders send around 2.5 million tonnes of waste to landfills – this works out to be over a tonne of rubbish per...

Can packaging tape be recycled?

Common questions asked by many as they go to recycle their cardboard packaging boxes is what happens to the packaging tape? And can this be recycled? As more and more people move to a more sustainable way of living these types of questions around packaging are becoming more frequent. Given the option, many consumers would rather have their items arrive in packaging that can all be recycled,...

Packaging tips for takeaway and delivery outlets

Many hospitality businesses took a big hit during COVID-19, having to suspend or alter dine-in services to meet government regulations. If they didn’t offer takeaway and delivery services already, many restaurants and cafes pivoted to offering this so that they could still operate, and serve the needs of their customers. While we may have shifted back to Alert Level 1, many New Zealand...

What are my sustainable packaging & posting options?

One of the big implications of COVID-19 has been the inability to go to your local shop and purchase what you need. And while here in New Zealand we’re starting to see things return to normal or a ‘new normal’ as we like to call it, many Kiwis have continued to purchase what they need online. Courier companies like NZ Post have seen huge influxes in the number of items being sent through the...

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