Our Commitment to Sustainable Packaging

Our mission and goal at Hi-Tech Packaging is simple.

“To provide safe and sustainable packaging, now and for the future”.

All our strategies and actions are driven by this simple mission.

Which is closely aligned with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, The Ministry for the Environment, WasteMINZ and the Sustainable Business Network

Our goal is to provide sustainable insights and help navigate our customers and markets through the sustainable packaging journey.

We are also aware that any good sustainable journey requires lots of collaboration and is constantly evolving to do better and be better.

It’s why we have clear strategies around what we source, how we go about learning and who we partner up with.

1,387,870

KG of Avoided Imported Plastic into NZ

475

Trees funded through Trees that Count

4,280

KG of Inhouse Plastic Recycled

Reduce

Remove all use of oxo-degradable plastics

100%

Convert all forklifts from gas to electric

100%

Convert all lights to LED

100%

Present alternatives for 100T of PVC Packaging Materials in the NZ Market

100%

Save 15 Tonnes of plastic through reusable bags

100%

Reduce the amount of virgin plastics by 25%

100%

Reuse

Replace single use produce bags to reusable bags to the 3 major supermarket

33%

Convert 950 Tonnes of single use plastic carry bags to paper

100%

Convert 200 Tonnes of NWPP to rPET material

100%

Recycle

Recycle all photocopy cartridges

100%

750kg of inhouse plastic recycled

100%

4000kg inhouse carboard recycled through Reclaim

80%

Research and develop a full circular economy for reuse retail bags

100%

Increase use of recycled content in virgin plastic products by 25%

100%
Hi-Tech Packaging Sustainability Targets

Completed

We have successful removed all oxo-degradable material from our products. This is in line with the Plastic Banned Products October 2022.

Completed

We are part of the Kyocera Recycling Programme. They have provided us with a bin and once the bin is full of empty cartridges, it is sent back to Kyocera for recycling.

Completed

We have 2 types of forklifts in our warehouse. A Counterbalance Forklift, and a Warehouse Forklift. Both are 100% electric.

In Progress

We recycle our plastic and cardboard through Reclaim. We have a specific bin for each. Reclaim provide us with tracking on what we have recycled per month.

In Progress

Since creating this target, Hi-Tech has opted for non-company vehicles. However, the vehicles remaining still have the intent of being hybrid. One has already been traded in for a Hybrid Car.

Completed

We have been privileged enough to source and present alternatives to PVC materials for 2 major supermarkets butcheries. This equates to over 100 Tonnes of PVC material.

Completed

We have customers who used to offer bags with plastic inserts to their customers. Now they offer self-standing reusable bags. Some of these include Briscoes, Rebel, The Warehouse Group, and New World.

Completed

We have created our own Hi-Tech Packaging 100% recycled content retail bag. This bag is designed to be used again and again. Then once it cannot be used anymore, it can be recycled and turned back into another recycled content bag.

Completed

We approached 3 major supermarkets in New Zealand about their produce bags. One supermarket was on board, and we helped them with a reusable option for their produce bag. We continue to work towards helping more supermarkets with their produce bags.

Completed

We provided redesigns to our customers when they use virgin plastics to alternative options. Examples, include recycled content, paper, compostable, etc.
Hi-Tech took their courier bags which was using 100% virgin plastics. We redesigned and now one of our lines of courier bags are 90% recycled content. We also offer 100% recyclable honeycomb courier bags.
This shows that with one product alone, we have reduced the amount of virgin plastics by 90%.

Completed

Hi-Tech took their courier bags which was using 100% virgin plastics. We redesigned and now one of our lines of courier bags are 90% recycled content. We also offer 100% recyclable honeycomb courier bags.
This shows that with one product alone, we have reduced the amount of virgin plastics by 90%

Completed

We have converted The Warehouse and The Warehouse Stationary bags from NWPP to RPET reusable bags. Plus we converted Briscoes from NWPP to RPET reusable bags.

In Progress

We have researched alternative materials to replace fossil-fuel based materials. There are many options and new innovations out there and we are continuing to discover and learn.

In Progress

Slipping sheeting is a great way to reduce ours and our customers carbon footprint. We have successfully converted a large customer to slip sheeting and are working towards converting others.

Source materials and resources to help with your sustainable journey

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