WAIPAK – PRODUCING FOR Sustainability

Hawke’s Bay based, Waipak NZ Ltd one of New Zealand’s leading plastic manufacturers has been producing a wide range of injection and blow moulded products such as bottles, food packaging, caps & closures plus many other plastic packaging solutions since May 2017.

But they are not just producing, they’re on a mission to flip common misconceptions of plastic or ‘urban junk’ on their head. Instead, passionately advocating for plastic to be seen as a renewable resource, if it simply enters the correct end of life systems.

Waipak is thriving on the challenges other manufactures are turning away from. They’re not trying to reinvent the wheel or introduce new and overwhelming waste disposal methods to consumers.

They’re keeping things simple.

Designing and producing products for recyclability, and responding to existing waste disposal systems in New Zealand to set common household plastics on a different lifecycle.

Unlike traditional linear manufacturing models (make, use, dispose of) Waipak operates on a closed-loop system, in which resources are kept in use for as long as possible. Before being recovered at the end of their ‘first life’ creating a make, use, return system instead.

With increasing pressure from the public surrounding plastic pollution matters, the tide is beginning to turn and Waipak is seeing an increasing demand in the market and people’s minds for plastic initiatives.

Having found many creative uses for scrap PP (#5), PET (#1), and HDPE (#2) – The common New Zealand household recycled plastics, Waipak is pleased to share that they process approximately 40 tonnes of recycled plastics per month! With plans to expand this capability to meet increasing public demand and make way for products such as their recycled PET Bar Chairs for concrete construction.

For more info on our sustainability work and closed loop system contact us today! https://waipak.co.nz/contact-us/

 

Environmental Resources

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