Recycling Partnerships

Future Post’s Recycling Advocate (RAd) Partnership Programme provides a Kiwi-based, sustainable recycling solution for commercial waste plastics problems.

We help organisations to participate in the circular economy and meet sustainability targets, thereby providing valuable opportunities to highlight their positive environmental actions to stakeholders in an increasingly eco-conscious world.

In addition to diverting thousands of tonnes of waste plastics from New Zealand landfills every year (including many difficult-to-recycle plastics), for many RAd Partners, we offer the opportunity to “Close the Loop” by recycling plastics from their customers, turning that waste into posts that get used back on the customers’ farms or vineyards.

A range of RAd Partnership and one-off recycling options are available to suit small, medium or large business requirements. Email us at recycle@futurepost.co.nz to find out more about how we can help.

Here’s what some of our RAd Partners have to say…

Fonterra

Fonterra

In 2018, Fonterra joined forces with New Zealand start-up Future Post to create 100% recycled plastic fence posts for farms. We supply Future Post with used Anchor milk bottles, as well as other soft plastics – and they upcycle it into sturdy, long-lasting fencing posts for farmers. Fonterra Brands New Zealand’s (FBNZ) Sustainability and Environment Manager, Larisa Thathiah, says the posts are an innovative new way for farmers to improve their on-farm sustainability. “This partnership provides farmers with a more environmentally-friendly fencing option, made from the packaging of our farmers’ milk, which is pretty special,” says Larisa.

Soft Plastic Recycling

Soft Plastic Recycling

Lyn Mayes, Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme Manager says:“Our partnership with Future Post started in 2018 when Jerome told us his plans to turn plastic into fence posts standing in an empty shed in Waiuku. At the time we were shipping our plastic offshore which was not sustainable and we loved Jerome’s vision.Together we have grown our collection service to supply Future Post which means that today New Zealanders around the country can drop off their soft plastic at over 220 stores.We know that every time shoppers fill up the soft plastic recycling collection bins at participating stores, that’s enough plastic to go towards making a new Future Post.

The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum

Rob Langford, CEO of The Packaging Forum says:“In 2021, despite service disruptions caused by COVID-19 lockdowns, 331 tonnes of post-consumer soft plastics were collected, which is the equivalent to 50 million bags or wrappers and re-manufactured into around 34,000 posts which is enough posts to fence a stretch of road from Auckland to Whangarei. The Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme is 100% funded by our members with levies funding collections right through to processing. Future Post makes soft plastic recycling possible.

Water Supply Products

Water Supply Products

Water Supply Products has been distributing thousands of kilometres of polyethylene tube and dripline into horticultural areas for two decades. As this tube reaches end of life and needs to be replaced, the waste product has in the past been dumped or shipped overseas to an uncertain future. We are proud to be partnering with Future Post, who are producing long-lasting structural products that are used by the industry that is generating the waste product. Having a Blenheim factory situated in the same region as many of our products provides a further benefit to our customers by minimizing transport costs and the related carbon footprint.

Conroy Removals

Conroy Removals

The Conroy team are committed to diverting plastic waste from our landfills and supporting organisations like Future Post to repurpose it into something valuable. New Zealand General Manager Fiona Conroy is keen on ensuring Conroy Removals is leading the way in minimising waste while meeting the expectations of commercial partners.“This is one of the most significant sustainability initiatives Conroy’s have undertaken, and as a company passionate about moving with the times, we’ve got our eyes fully focussed on a cleaner, greener future for our business.

Northland Waste

Northland Waste

At Northland Waste, we are making some exciting changes to our recycling services. Through our commitment to finding innovative and sustainable outcomes for waste, we partnered with Future Post, a New Zealand company that utilises number 5 plastic waste and turns it into a premium fence post products. We are now accepting number 5 plastic in recycling crates, commercial recycling bins and at all our Transfer Stations to place into this recycling programme.

Salters Cartage

Salters Cartage

Salters Cartage are pleased to be on an exciting journey with Futurepost to divert plastics from landfill and be part of the solution for the lubricants industry.The disposal of used plastic oil containers from automotive and industrial applications has long been a problem but by working with the team at Future Post, we have been able to develop a sustainable process to shred and clean the containers so they can now be recycled.

Virbac

Virbac

Virbac has always looked to the future. Our partnership with Future Post will reduce the volume of end-of-life plastic waste on New Zealand farms, divert it from landfill and repurpose it into useful products. We are proud to be involved.

Yashili

Yashili

Yashili manufacture and supply nutritional formulated powders including infant, toddler and adult formula, processed from cows, goat, sheep milk, including organic milk, for our global customers.This involves tipping of numerous ingredients resulting in packaging waste streams which is a logistical nightmare.Yashili has been working with Future Post on how to redistribute the vast majority of our waste into a truly ‘circular economy’ – what does this mean – taking our waste and turning it into something that ‘gives back’ and does not ship the problem offshore. It has been exciting for Yashili to work through this with Future Post!

Zoetis

Zoetis

Zoetis is committed to building the Teatseal and livestock vaccine recycling scheme’s success to help farmers reduce the waste impact of their animal health care treatments and avoid waste ending up in landfill.

Armourguard

Armourguard

Armourguard is delighted to be working with our bank partners in the upper North Island to keep services waste out of landfill. This has seen us collect, consolidate, store, and transport large amounts of waste plastics to Future Post for recycling into fence posts. It complements our other environmental care initiatives, such as being part of the Toitū CarbonReduce programme.

Becton Dickinson

Becton Dickinson

Becton Dickinson (BD) is a large global manufacturer of medical devices and is committed to advancing the world of health. For more than two decades, BD has been actively addressing and managing sustainability challenges to help generate the positive change we need to realise a healthy, resilient world for all. As a small step towards this it is exciting to have a local program in place to safely recycle items that have been used in hospitals across Auckland and Northland.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond

Here at Bed Bath & Beyond we are extremely passionate about waste reduction and recycling. That is why we have been partners with Future Post for the last two years. Thanks to their help, we have been able to divert from landfill and recycle all of our soft plastics for the Auckland region stores.

Braid

Braid

Braid are excited to form a new recycling partnership with Future Post!

Ecostock

Ecostock

EcoStock has been a pioneer in the food recycling industry for the last 15 years.Our partnership with Future Post has opened new horizons for the company to now divert end of life plastics from landfill and recycle it into useful end products.

Green Valley Dairies

Green Valley Dairies

Green Valley Dairies is proud to be partnering with Future Post to create 100% recycled plastic fence posts for farms, as this dovetails nicely into our overall focus around Sustainability practices and producing our quality Milk in the most efficient manner with the least impact on the environment as possible. We have recently launched our Green Valley Dairies Udder Way Milk Keg dispensing system for Cafés and large volume Milk users. Our Kegs are reusable with a useful life of at least ten years, after which these too are sent to be recycled. Each Keg used removes 9 x 2litre Plastic Milk Bottles from use. Partnering with Future Post complements our reasons for launching our Green Valley Dairies Udder Way Milk Kegs as this helps our customers who are unable to utilise a Keg system - yet want to dispose of their used Milk Bottles in an environmentally friendly manner.

Hill Labs

Hill Labs

Hill Labs are extremely proud of our partnership with Future Post and to be part of a drive to sustainably make a difference in our environment with what we do with our waste. Each month we supply Future Post with over 50,000 items including sampling bottles and bags, consumable items such as vials and pipette tips, as well as staff domestic flexible packaging and other flexible packaging from around the business. We are very pleased to be diverting this waste from landfills and know this is an important step in the right direction for our company, valued by both our staff and our clients.

Ingham's

Ingham's

Ingham's are proud to announce our new recycling partnership with Future Post. We are a company passionate about providing the best quality poultry that is at the Heart of your Table.

Kirbyco

Kirbyco

Kirbyco is committed to reducing plastic waste in print advertising. We developed ZERO, a range of print films designed to be compatible with Future Post’s recycling capabilities.We love Future Post fence posts because they offer an ongoing, sustainable and zero waste solution for our media.

LIC

LIC

Each year, LIC services thousands of farms across New Zealand to perform artificial breeding. As part of ensuring we play our part to take care of our planet, we started collaborating with Future Post to repurpose the single use soft plastics we generate from artificial breeding. Future Post take these single use soft plastics and make it into recyclable, durable fence posts that can then be used back on farms around New Zealand. It’s great for us to be able to work with a NZ owned business that allows us to see the full cycle and extend the benefits to our farmers.

Marine Farming Association

Marine Farming Association

Here at the Marine Farming Association, we're committed to assisting the marine farming industry continuously improve our environmental performance. We've partnered with Future Post to ensure that a local, sustainable pathway exists for our mussel floats. We’re proud to see that these floats, after their principal use at sea for anywhere from 20 to 40 years, are being recycled into another long-term product. Our partnership is a great example of Kiwi companies keeping things local and working together for the good of the environment.

Nespresso New Zealand

Nespresso New Zealand

Sustainability is a key focus for Nespresso New Zealand. We are on a journey towards a more circular model, designed to use less and keep materials in use for longer. To make recycling easier and more convenient, we have created a local recycling programme with 950+ collection points across New Zealand. We have partnered with Future Post to give the Post bags used in our recycling program a second life.

Nestle Purina

Nestle Purina

A global leader in PetCare, Nestle® PURINA® is committed to ensuring 100% of our packaging is recyclable or reusable by 2025, as well as zero waste going to landfill from our manufacturing operations. We’ve been working in partnership with Future Post at our Nestle PURINA® TUX® factory in Marton since 2020 to help repurpose packaging which is 100% designed for recycling. The team at PURINA® are delighted that the brand that has been feeding generations of Kiwi farm dogs is making its way back onto the farm as a fence post through our partnership.

WOOP

WOOP

At Woop we want to make sure all of our packaging is recycled properly in New Zealand and that the recycled material is used in New Zealand to create further products. We are proud to collaborate with Future Post, enabling us to provide our customers with guaranteed local recycling of all food grade waste plastics at end of life through our “Back To Base” programme.

Wilcox

Wilcox

At Wilcox, we are committed to reducing our environmentalfootprint, which includes reducing and recycling our plastic waste. Partnering with Future Post to repurpose our soft plastic waste was an easydecision, especially as they are located just down the road from us. We are excited to see what the future holds for the Future Post recycling initiative.

Advanced Landscape Systems

Advanced Landscape Systems

Advance Landscape Systems have partnered with Future Post because; We share similar values, BioGro™ Certification, Plastics can be returned for recycling straight from the field, Future Post are innovative and always looking for new solutions for end of life plastic and a like-minded rural sector company creating not only fence posts but other recycled products too.

Auckland Council

Auckland Council

Auckland Council Southern Regional Parks plant over 60,000 trees annually and traditionally these plants arrive on park in either plastic planter bags or plastic trays. Council is committed to finding non-plastic alternatives to plastic pots as well as supporting the recycling of plastic waste through companies such as Future Post. The plastic planter trays provided to Future Post make great fence posts which can then be used back in the Regional Park farming operations.Future Post is helping Council to make our planting projects zero waste initiatives.

Carr Group

Carr Group

We at the Carr Group are committed to contributing to economic, social and environmental change within the principal industries in which we participate. We are continually developing and offering more sustainable options, and are focused on collaborating with like-minded stakeholders. Through our partnership with Future Post, we know we will have a positive environmental impact.

Diverse Distributors

Diverse Distributors

Here at Diverse Distributors, we felt we had a sense of duty in finding a responsible way of disposing of PPE and soft plastics. As a major supplier of these products to Bay Of Plenty region, and with the help of Future Post, we found a way to close the loop.Being a partner and supporter of this initiative is a way forward for the future of recycling in New Zealand – we are proud to be a part of it!

Doric New Zealand

Doric New Zealand

We at Doric NZ believe our environment is precious and should be looked after, especially when it comes to recycling plastics.To achieve this, we need to rethink the way we make and use plastic. This means channeling our innovation efforts upstream, to the design stage. Design is the key word here. We need to design out waste and pollution and that’s why we have teamed up with Future Post.

Eurocell Wood Products Ltd

Eurocell Wood Products Ltd

Eurocell Wood Products Ltd. produces Douglas Fir and Radiata structural framing timber and are pleased to announce our partnership with Future Post to recycle our plastic timber wrap. Eurocell is committed to sustainability and, through this collaboration, we aim to reduce plastic waste and promote a circular economy. Future Post specialises in repurposing plastic waste into durable and long-lasting post products. By recycling our plastic timber wrap, we can contribute to the preservation of natural resources and offer our customers a greener alternative. This partnership is a significant step towards building a more sustainable future. Together we can make a positive impact on the environment.

HR Fiskin & Sons

HR Fiskin & Sons

At HR Fisken and Sons, we are concerned with the problems with waste plastic in the environment. With our calf meal bags – which users seem to prefer over the paper variety – we have partnered with Future Post to find a local way to recycle these.

Isle of Eden

Isle of Eden

Based in Auckland, eyewear brand ‘Isle of Eden’ are future-focused, combining contemporary aesthetics and environmental credentials.Each pair of glasses is meticulously crafted from plant-based acetate, meaning (unlike most designer frames) they are bio-based and don’t contain any petrochemicals.The glasses are also delivered in a premium recycled leather case, which is made from leather scraps from tanneries.If customers want to upgrade to a new style, Isle of Eden offers trade-ins. The old frames are either revitalised and resold, or used as parts for their affordable-repairs programme.Isle of Eden also partners with multiple organisations such as Future Post and Sustainable Coastlines to help reduce and remove litter from Coastal NZ, and beyond.

Jeuneora

Jeuneora

Jeuneora is a B Corp-certified beauty and wellness company based in Christchurch who are on a mission to create supplements and skincare that really work - for you and the planet. Jeuneora is excited to partner with Future Post to recycle the soft plastic waste in their skincare manufacturing process.

Juvenate

Juvenate

It is a fantastic feeling to know that we’re completing the circle from providing a clean, regenerative and sustainable product to the skincare industry with the packaging of our product then returning to the land in the form of recycled fencing posts. Juvenate Skincare prides itself on sustainability and leaving as little carbon footprint as possible, so thank you Future Post for giving us this fantastic opportunity to partner with you in this significant scheme.

Kenco

Kenco

Kenco Ltd‘s Endurocide Sporicidal Curtains trap and kill pathogens so they are not passed on to patients or staff. They are also helpful in terms of time and laundering costs saved over their 2 year lifespan. But what about saving the planet?As curtains have large fabric surfaces, we are very gratefulto have safe hygienic disposal and a closed-loop option to recycle our curtains into fenceposts.Thank you Future Post!

Kings Plant Barn

Kings Plant Barn

At Kings, our sustainability journey started many years ago. We pride ourselves on being eco-minded and have already taken many steps to lessen our impact on the planet. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our operations and provide our customers with recycling initiatives, environmentally conscious products, and information on how to garden sustainably.

Nduro Events

Nduro Events

The foundation of the Whaka100 was built on love for the forest. Respecting the land we walk, run and bike on is at our core focus, and we aim to be doing our very best as users and caregivers of this special space. That is why we are proud, and lucky to have partners like Future Post. By partnering with Future Post we are able to ensure that the soft-plastics used during the Whaka 100 are recycled instead of going to landfill. It is important to us that we preserve, protect and build our natural resources and day by day, with the help of Future Post, we’re learning how we can make improvements in all areas of our events.

Rainbow Park Nurseries

Rainbow Park Nurseries

Rainbow Park Nurseries means business when it comes to their responsibility and how their practices impact the environment. With sustainability at the forefront, this business strives to continually adapt and be kinder to the environment. Be it with re-used and recycled water, smarter technologies, production efficiencies and recycling of waste plastic pots. Rainbow Park Nurseries is proud to be partnering with Future Post to recycle such waste plastic into plastic posts.

Total Supply & Spicers NZ Ltd

Total Supply & Spicers NZ Ltd

Total Supply & Spicers NZ Ltd are committed to creating the foundation for shifting the print and packaging industries from a high-waste, linear economy to a circular recycling economy. Through product innovation and strategic partnerships, together we have developed the Zero Waste Initiative.

Totalcare NZ

Totalcare NZ

Totalcare NZ is committed to having a positive influence on or community, environment and customers through the way we operate, change and adapt to improve the planet we all share. We are proud to play our part.

r3pack

r3pack

r3pack aims to provide modern packaging to modern businesses. Taking every step, to provide ecommerce packaging that is made from sustainable or recycled materials, and recyclable after its use. r3pack is proud to partner with Future Post, allowing us to capture soft plastics from NZ ecommerce companies.

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