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Sustainability

 
 
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A future we genuinely care about

Part of our drive to create is a desire to improve the way we use our earth's resources. Our mesh is made from recyclable composite and our unique manufacturing process means we only make what we need, making it much kinder to the environment than the equivalent metal mesh. We are a future-oriented company, and we see it as our duty to make that future cleaner and greener than today.


Eco-conscious manufacturing process

Here at Kaynemaile, we’re passionate about making positive changes to our environment. Like everyone, we are hugely concerned about the mountain of plastic waste in the world’s landfills, and the huge quantities polluting our waterways. That’s why we take responsibility for our polycarbonate mesh at all stages. At its end-of-life, Kaynemaile mesh can be shipped back to our factory for recycling and reuse.

We are constantly striving to reduce the environmental footprint of our business. Our unique manufacturing process means we only make what we need and our materials are fully recyclable using low-energy processes.

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.

 

Proudly New Zealand made

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 sources. Our mesh is made and remade using this clean energy, making it kinder to the environment than steel mesh or aluminium plate.

 

Lighter than steel

Our plastic mesh is eight times lighter than perforated steel, which makes it easier to ship. This also significantly reduces the environmental cost of shipping. Currently, road transport produces 139.8 g of CO2 per tonne of freight, for each kilometre travelled. The lighter the load, the better the trip is for the environment.