O U R S U P P L Y C H A I N
We are constantly striving to reduce the environmental impact of our business.
We’re passionate about our natural environment and ensuring our business practices have minimal impact on it. We are very concerned about the mountain of plastic waste in the world’s landfills, and the huge quantities polluting our oceans and waterways. We take responsibility for our polycarbonate mesh at all stages of its life cycle. At its end-of-life, Kaynemaile mesh can be shipped back to our factory for recycling and reuse.
Made locally and supporting local business
Kaynemaile is proudly 100% designed and made in New Zealand. Outside of the raw material used to produce the mesh, all fixings, framing and sub-frames are sourced from companies within a 20km (12.4 mile) radius of our Petone, New Zealand factory.
Our unique manufacturing process means we only produce what we need, creating minimal waste.
We recycle our own re-ground waste in-house which is then used to create new mesh. We are constantly investigating better and more sustainable ingredients for our mesh that have the same strength benefits of our current raw material.
Made with renewable energy
We are proudly made in New Zealand – home to one of the cleanest electricity grids in the world. In 2016, 85% of NZ electricity was generated from renewable wind, hydro and geothermal sources*. Our mesh is made and remade using this clean energy.
Recycled and reused
We want to keep as much as we can out of landfill – that’s why, at its end-of-life, Kaynemaile mesh can be recycled and reused. We also re-process the offcuts of mesh from the production process in-house. To recycle your Kaynemaile mesh, please contact us directly.
As our mesh is made from a single chain polymer, the material can be effectively cleaned back to its original state – using the same process that was used to produce it originally. This includes each of the colours we use – which are all carbon-based and can be stripped out using low-energy processes and fed back in as virgin materials.
We make everything here in our Petone, New Zealand factory so have complete control over our supply chain and working conditions.
All workshop employees are paid above the New Zealand living wage.