OUR GOAL: NIL-WASTE MANUFACTURING
Here at Kaynemaile, 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. That’s why we take responsibility for our polycarbonate mesh at all stages of its life cycle. At its end-of-life, Kaynemaile mesh is shipped back to our factory for recycling and reuse.
Eco-conscious manufacturing process
Our unique manufacturing process means we only produce what we need with minimal waste. 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
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, making it kinder to the environment than steel mesh or aluminium plate.
It’s an end-to-end process
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 in the production process in-house. To recycle your Kaynemaile mesh, please contact us directly. We will arrange collection or locate a recycler for you that takes number 7 materials.
All of our workshop employees are paid above the New Zealand living wage.
Our shifts are structured so no one works more than….. in a row or xxx days in a row. Not only is this important from a health and safety perspective but it’s important to us that every member of our team has a good work life balance – everyone needs a life out of work!