Many of us have become more aware of the packaging that is part of our daily activities and its impact. At FoodFlo, we work to carefully balance our use of packaging along with processes to ensure quality and reliability, cost-effectively.

We use a variety of paper products in our packaging such as cardboard boxes and newsprint that our customers already reuse and recycle, but the some of the most recent questions have been about the plastics we use.

More information on recycling, the various recycle codes for plastic and what is available in your area can be found on the Recycle.co.nz website.

Custom Mixed Jellybeans 40g Unbranded

Promo Lolly Bags

The clear plastic bags of branded promo sweets have a recycle code of 5 (Polypropylene (PP)).

Open Empty Cardboard Box

Cardboard Boxes

Our promotional product orders are packed into cardboard boxes. These boxes have excellent strength for transport and storage, and have been told by those giving them a second life, great for re-use by family and friends that may be moving. They are recycleable with many curbside and regional recycling programes once they are no longer of use, and easily pack flat for storage.

Blue Pallet in warehouse loaded with multiple mixed shapes of brown boxes

Pallets & Pallet Wrap

Many of our orders leave us to travel to our customers on a shipping pallet. Where practical, we use CHEP pallets as this means the pallet itself is managed and maintained to ensure the best life for the resource.

We also use pallet wrap. A pallet wrapping machine helps minimise waste while getting the best possible stability on the load. The pallet wrap we use has a recycle code of 4 and the top sheets have a recycle code of 2. We have been advised by our supplier that these are not required to be split before recycling.