Recently at Tredsafe we have been keen to improve our waste system and set goals to become a more sustainable business. As you may have seen in previous posts, we have recently committed to gaining our CEMARS certification and have also signed the Climate leaders Coalition, become a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council and renewed our membership with the Sustainable Business Network. You can read more about these initiatives here:https://tredsafe.co.nz/sustainability/
On top of these updates, one of Tredsafe’s main improvements has been our waste system within our office and factory premises. With an educational morning tea helping to explain the effect of our rubbish disposal on our environment, we learnt that it’s better to sort out different types of waste at the point of disposal rather than later down the track where it can end up having a more harmful effect on our surrounding environment.Having four different waste disposal bins in the kitchen, we wanted to ensure that everyone knew what rubbish went in which bin because it can be confusing! Renee and Caleb from the impact team at head office, kindly came and lent their time and knowledge educating our team on the new disposal system. Most of us know what can go in general waste and compost, but recycling and soft plastics there sure can be a bit of confusion. Our new compost bin goes to one of our employees’ pigs and the new soft plastics bin gets emptied into a crate which is then disposed of by Waste Management. Renee and Caleb demonstrating what can and can’t go in the recycling bin! From here on out, we hope to sort out our rubbish correctly when disposing of it. Having recycling bins in the office, soft plastics bins in the factory and having been educated about our new system – Tredsafe are slowly but surely doing our part in creating a sustainable business with an aim to prolong the environment around us.