Improving the sustainability of food and beverage packaging is a major focus, with ever increasing demands from consumers and governments.
Globally and in New Zealand many players in the food and grocery industry have committed to making their packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
Product design must lead the charge so products last longer, are repairable, can be easily dismantled for both end of life and refurbishment.
The desire for more sustainable packaging is greater than ever in New Zealand, but if we are going to reach this goal we have to take a holistic approach.
Damaged or expired child car seats don’t need to go to the tip in Central Otago now the SeatSmart programme has launched in the district.
Wouldn't it be nice if child car seats were designed for end of life, as well as for saving lives?
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ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally recognised standard that certifies our commitment to environmental management systems and safe work practices.
Consistent with our environmental policy, the intended outcomes of our environmental management system include:
Our ISO 14001:2015 certification includes 3R Operations, the Paint Product Stewardship Programmes, ChemCollect Service and the SeatSmart Child Car Seat Recycling Programme (owned and operated by 3R).
This certification is audited by TELARC.
ISO 45001:2018 certification has been chosen to demonstrate the importance we place in caring for our people as we bring to life our values of Kaitiakitanga and Manaakitanga.
Keeping our team safe, healthy and happy is a primary focus for our business. We feel that the work our operations staff do makes this particularly important. Their responsibilities can include collecting and processing paint; collecting chemicals; driving trucks around the country; and getting hands-on with work wherever needed.
3R received ISO 45001:2018 certification in 2021. The ISO 45001:2018 certificate is valid for 3 years and includes annual surveillance audits which provide a valuable framework for further growth.
New Zealand is “one of the highest generators of waste per person in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)”. The way we currently produce and manage our waste is not sustainable.
The current economy in New Zealand is linear: this equates to a process of take-make-use-dispose. The aim of the government is to move towards a circular economy.
A circular economy can refer to either biological or technical materials.
With biological materials, the cycle could be defined as make-consume-enrich. In this cycle waste returns to the environment and enriches the land.
A technical materials cycle may be more like make-use-return. In a technical materials cycle waste is repurposed and used to make something new.
Whether you need help with biological materials, technical materials, or both; 3R can partner with your business to assess your current waste, then help you reduce it.