A Visit and Tour of The Living Earth Organics Processing Plant

On Wednesday, Maxine and I attended a presentation on Compostable Food Packaging. We also had a tour of the Christchurch based Living Earth Organic Processing Plant in Bromley. Our food scraps and garden waste go into the Green Council Kerbside bins.  These bins are collected once a week and taken to the Council’s composting facility … Continued

3M™ All Weather Flashing Tape 8067

3M™ All Weather Flashing Tape 8067 3M™ All Weather Flashing Tape 8067 is a waterproof flashing membrane for sealing around openings in exterior walls. 8067 All Weather Flashing Tape has a unique adhesive which allows it to stay stuck in high and low temperature applications.  It even adheres to damp surfaces.  Ideal on the building … Continued

RecycleMe™ Cups by Detpak – these cups actually get recycled into photocopy paper and don’t go into landfill!

RECYCLE ME™ cups by Detpak are a takeaway cup with a special lining that makes it possible to collect and recycle the cups into further products.  RecycleMe™Cups actually get recycled into photocopy paper.  Photocopy paper then gets recycled again.  The paper used for the cups has up to 7 lives. Other cups on the market … Continued

3M™ VHB™ – Very High Bond Tapes

VHB™ stands for Very High Bond. 3M™ has a wide range of VHB™ tapes available for many different applications.  VHB™ Tape is used in Signage, Electronics, Construction, Metal Fabrication and Transportation. With 3M™ VHB™ Tapes, you can maintain consistency from sketch to construction, eliminating distracting and unsightly visible fasteners, like screws and bolts. These high-strength, … Continued

A trip up to Auckland for the 3M New Zealand Open Day

Who needs an excuse to go to Auckland? Not me! So when 3M announced they were having an Open Day, I booked flights immediately.  For one whole day, 3M were having live demonstrations of many of their innovative products.  The Innovation Centre was open for people to walk through and see products on display.  There … Continued

Eco Deliveries in the CBD by Electric Bike

For all small deliveries within the four avenues of Christchurch, Shardlow’s Packaging will be delivering by Electric Bicycle.  With the aim of saving petrol, reducing carbon emissions and encouraging more people to go by bike!  With limited parking in the city and the amazing network of cycle lanes, it makes sense to deliver smaller sized … Continued

Single Use Plastic Shopping Bag Ban – 1st July 2019

Single-use plastic shopping bag ban: Answering customers questions – information from the Ministry for the Environment Website The ban on single-use plastic shopping bags (under 70 microns in thickness) takes effect on 1 July 2019. Customers may have questions about the new regulations. This page has suggested responses to customer questions. Why can’t I get … Continued

Commercial Composting in New Zealand and Christchurch in Particular.

Where can commercially compostable packaging be processed in New Zealand? Most compostable coffee cups and packaging can only be composted in commercial composting facilities. This is because the compost pile needs to reach a temperature of 55 degrees or higher to break down these items, which almost all home composting systems don’t achieve. There are … Continued

Compostable and Recyclable Food Containers

The Endura range is made with a sturdy, corrugated fluted board, so it’s ideal for hot and greasy foods. It’s also 100% compostable making it a great choice for the environment. Hot dog clams are perfect for keeping long foods like hot dogs secure for takeaway.  Food trays are ideal for serving delicious meals and … Continued

Pop Starch is a product that is compostable and biodegradable.

Made from expanded starch, Pop Starch is a product that is compostable and biodegradable. Pop Starch is easy to handle due to it’s non-static characteristics. . Pop Starch has many environmental benefits. Increasing awareness of issues like sustainability and waste reduction, is effecting change.  Pop Starch is a product that is compostable, biodegradable, reduces waste … Continued