Caring about the environment is one of our core business values. Our trust icons provide an easy and transparent guide so you can make an informed eco decision on products.
As a local NZ company we love to support NZ made products. You probably didn’t know we print a lot of our wrapping papers here in New Zealand and not just the Kiwiana designs. All wrapping paper featuring this icon is printed in New Zealand on paper from suitable forests. Boxes featuring this icon are made in NZ with NZ board from paper from suitable forests. Support NZ business by buying local with these products!
Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to “conventional” waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. This product can be recycled. and used again. Give this item a second life and place in appropriate recycling.
This product can be recycled and used again, however the ties are not recyclable. Please remove the ties and dispose of them in general waste before recycling. Give this item a second life and place in appropriate recycling bin.
This product is made from 100% recycled material. Goods made from recycled product reduces demand for raw materials and the greenhouse gases used to make them.
A portion of this item is made from recycled content. The number inside the triangle is the amount of recycled content used eg: 80%, 50%. Goods made from recycled product reduces demand for raw materials and the greenhouse gases used to make them.
Biodegradable refers to the ability of materials to break down and return to nature. In order for packaging products or materials to qualify as biodegradable, they must completely break down and decompose into natural elements within a short time after disposal – typically a year or less.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation established in 1993 that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed registered forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed registered forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. The FSC Mix label means the wood within the product is from FSC-certified forests, recycled material, or controlled wood.
Natural fibres are fibres made from a naturally occuring source such as plants, animals, and geological processes. The use of natural fibres is believed to contribute to a greener planet. Natural fibres can be broken down by bacteria once they are no longer in use so are biodegradable
We are excited to stock certified organic Creapaper grass paper. Grass paper is a paper made with at least 30% grass fibre using new technological advances. As well as providing an interesting texture to the paper, grass paper is biodegradable, compostable & uses less chemicals. Grass paper is also sustainable and offers additional sources of income for agriculture plus it creates jobs in regions with high rural depopulation and unemployment.
Composting in the garden is a great way to reuse resources, improve the soil and protect the environment.
These products are certified as being both home and commercially compostable.
Compostable products are made of materials that decompose completely without producing toxic residues in the process, so are not harmful to the plants and earthworms.
Do remove any courier tickets or tape before composting, and the timeframe of breakdown is dependent on many factors such as moisture and constant temperature which is variable in a home compost.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third party certification. It is considered the certification system of choice for small forest owners.