We’re a Kiwi company with a passion for Aotearoa. After all, we live here too and want to do our bit to ensure future generations can enjoy all that’s great about New Zealand, always. That’s why we’re constantly looking at our plant and processes to see if further improvements can be made to reduce impact on the environment and to increase our already high safety standards.
OUR ENVIRONMENT COMMITMENT
Pink® Batts® insulation has an ongoing programme to reduce its impact on the environment, helping to preserve our environment for present and future generations.
Recycled glass: Pink® Batts® insulation contains more than 80% recycled glass, material that might otherwise be destined for landfills.
Recycled content in packaging: Now the very packaging which Pink® Batts® insulation comes in contains recycled material – and the good news is that recycled material is in fact “used” Pink® Batts® plastic bags.
Water usage: We have reduced our average water intensity (the amount of water required to make Pink® Batts® products) by 45% from 2013.
Future product development: By redeveloping the size of our Pink® Batts® wall products, onsite cutting and wastage will be reduced.
Technology and innovation
Glass melting technology:In 2008 we changed our glass melting technology so that we now use 50% less energy when making Pink® Batts®. The energy used in the manufacturing process is now offset by a fully insulated home in less than 15 months.
WESP installed:Our wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) installed on site at our Auckland location deals with the emissions from the manufacturing process. The WESP removes 90% of PM10 emissions leaving no visible plume except for water vapour.
Equipment efficiency:Our motor replacement policy allows us to keep track of the efficiency of motors used in thePink® Batts® manufacturing process, and replace them with new more energy efficient models where appropriate to do so.
We now holdEnvironmental Product Declaration (EPD), which provides accurate, independently verified information on the environmental footprint of our manufactured products.
We undertake evaluations of our Pink® Batts® manufacturing and distribution processes in conjunction with Energy NZ. This helps us find ways to conserve energy and further reduce our environmental impact.
Environmental Choice New Zealand
We were the first insulation company to achieve Environmental Choice New Zealand accreditation in June 2004 which is New Zealand’s only Type 1 government-owned ecolabelling programme.