Friendlypak provides a range of environmentally friendly products for use in your office or business, from organic waste collection to waste solutions.
We can visit your premises and take a look at what you are already using, suggesting some alternative products to make your switch to being environmentally friendly easy!
The first switch we usually suggest is to start collecting your staffroom food scraps in either our Max Air or Tall Air bins with compostable liners. These ventilated bin systems are fantastic for kitchen refuse, particularly fruit and vegetable peels! Once full, simply tie up the liner and take directly to the compost, worm farm or green collection bin as the liner will compost along with the contents.
We also supply liners to fit all size bins for other areas within the premises. By using bin liners you save time and effort cleaning out smelly bins, and do the environment a big favour.
Our fantastic option for businesses is the Friendlypak Waste Solution Centre, labelled stackable bins which only take up on footprint in space, and make sorting waste easy. Label each bin which waste stream, eg: organic waste, paper recycling, landfill etc. This enables simple and effective streaming of waste, reducing unnecessary landfill by using the correct bin to dispose of each item.
In conjunction with the waste solution centre, you can convert under desk bins to desktop ‘Desk Cubes’. Simply remove the under desk rubbish bin entirely and replace with the Desk Cube lined with a compostable liner. This is all that is needed as a holder for those messy items like coffee spills, apple core, gum, tissue etc. The Desk, along with any other waste items like paper and drink bottles, are simply carried to a central waste separation center for sorting.
The Desk Cube can be branded and is small enough to fit in a draw or on a desk. The benefits of this relatively small change are significant. Diversion from landfill of 60% to 90% begins with the Desk Cube and MaxAir and is almost immediate, generating cost savings that usually more than cover the expenses. Staff usually plan their walk to the separation centre to coincide with something else so little if any extra time is taken. The extra exercise improves their health, wellbeing and work efficiency. Staff moral rises because they can see the difference the changes make – a win-win for all, including the environment!
For staffrooms, we offer a wide range of products, such as our compostable coffee cups. Available in all of the sandard sizes, with lids to fit. We encourage the use of our unbleached paper serviettes to wrap around the cup for protection from heat and spills. We also have disposable aprons, perfect for protecting staff clothing during food preparation, and these are of course compostable too. Our Sugar Cane and Potatopak ranges are great for storing food, and are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes. We also offer compostable drinking straws and utensils, in a few different sizes.
For businesses that use void fill for packing, we offer a wonderful planet friendly alternative, Pop Starch. Made in NZ from expanded starch, Pop Starch is an innovative product, 100% compostable and biodegradable with no disposal costs, easier handling due to being non static - reducing labour time, and having many environmental benefits. We have a number of companies who have found Pop starch an excellent alternative to Polystyrene.
If you are interested in finding out more, or to arrange a visit from one of our reps, please visit our contact us page