We love New Zealand and we are working hard to play our part in creating a circular, sustainable economy. We've got new paper tapes, eco-friendly WrapPak and biodegradable courier packs. Just to name a few.
We have an entire range of sustainable products available and are committed to extending this range, to provide innovative sustainable packaging solutions for our customers.
Responsible product sourcing. We look for and use suppliers with sustainable certifications.
We are working towards a paperless office. Records are kept electronically, and office paper usage is kept to a minimum.
In conjunction with local, national and other agencies, we promote and raise awareness of good environmental management policies and practices amond staff and other stakeholders.
We recycle as many materials used as possible. We also encourage our customers to do the same by providing information about recycling services available in NZ.
Our entire pallet wrap range can be recycled, with many of the products being manufactured from recycled material.
Today all our PPE products go into the ground.
As fence posts.
At Primepac, we’re making sure that our PPE products go on to have a new life, protecting the environment. We pride ourselves on looking after our customers, but we also have an ongoing commitment to protecting our local environment, and the future of our planet.
Now we’re proud to play our part in an exciting new initiative to minimise the amount of plastic waste that ends up in our soil, oceans and rivers. Find out more here
We are actively looking at ways to reduce the volume of resources we use and the amount of materials that end up in our landfills. One initiative is working closely with Future Post, who are converting our waste plastics into fence posts. The sustainable choice logo was developed by Primepac to help customers identify sustainable products to align with their own environmental policy. Any products with this emblem are either:
We also have started a Green Sticker Project to help educate our customers on how to correctly dispose of our products. View it here
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.
How shipping and damaged goods impact the environment
Between the packaging needed to protect your items during transit to the transport needed to get packages to their final destination, there’s a number of different factors which all impact our environment. This impact only doubles if an item is damaged during transit and needs to be returned. In this article, we delve into Kiwis’ online shopping habits, how shipping and damaged goods can affect the environment, and sustainable things that we can do to lessen this impact.
Sure, new degradable, compostable and biodegradable bioplastics are being developed and are entering the market, but you may be surprised that there are already some biodegradable plastics available, that have been a part of our everyday lives and business practices for years. Cellophane is a great example of a bioplastic that New Zealanders have been using for years, with many being unaware of the environmental benefits it presents.
In this blog we look at the composition of cellophane and why it’s an excellent eco choice for your business.
5 ways businesses can reduce their carbon footprint
These days most businesses recognise the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and are aware of the benefits that come with it; a reputation for environmental responsibility, reduced waste and costs, attracting more customers, and better returns are all benefits associated with increased sustainability. Although the benefits may be clear, it can be difficult for businesses to know where to start when developing and implementing their own environmental plan. In this blog, we look at how businesses can become more sustainable and five ways businesses can reduce their carbon footprint.
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...
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...
Regulated product stewardship & what this means for plastic packaging
As part of the New Zealand government’s long-term plan to reduce the amount of rubbish heading to our landfills, or causing pollution to our environment, six products have been declared for regulated product stewardship, including plastic packaging. This declaration falls under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, and puts more responsibility on companies like manufacturers, to work towards more...