Reduce, Reuse & Recycle in New Zealand

19 November, 2019 by
FMCG Business

With over 25 years’ operating experience in New Zealand, Transcontinental New Zealand (TC NZ) is a leading supplier of flexible packaging to the FMCG, horticulture, retail and manufacturing markets.  TC NZ is both a reputable manufacturer and trader, supplying all forms of flexible packaging including paper, traditional plastic films and alternate sustainable resin based films.  TC NZ employs over 85 people in New Zealand with centres in Auckland and Christchurch, home to an ultra-modern food grade packaging manufacturing plant.

Globally TC Transcontinental www.tc.tc  is committed to a circular approach to plastic. As global signatories to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we have committed that by 2025, 100% of our plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable, and 10% of our plastic output will be made from recycled plastic waste.  TC NZ can meet customer requirements by extruding and converting compostable resins, green PE (PE derived from renewable resources such as waste sugar cane), and also has the ability to manufacture with recycled resins.

Already, TC NZ recycle a significant volume of in-house, post-industrial waste which goes into our industrial and refuse packaging.  Recently, TC NZ has launched a retail carry bag range called the “I am a Keeper” range.  These bags are also made from post-industrial recycled plastic, the first retail bag of its kind made in New Zealand.  TC NZ Sales Director Donald Lee says “to create a circular economy we must give our customers choice in the marketplace and support the demand for recycled content”.  The “I am a Keeper” range is fully compliant with the Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shipping Bag) Regulations 2018 Act and currently comes in two sizes, medium and large.

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