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Our Values

By facilitating businesses to be more efficient with separating recyclables and compostables at the source, we are helping divert millions of kilograms of waste from landfill each year.

Made in New Zealand

Making our products in New Zealand is important to us. It gives us control over; the type of energy used during production, the quality of materials and production, and ensuring that we know the bins are produced ethically from start to finish. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly popular for organisations to produce their products in developing countries due to lower wages and employment standards.

New Zealand is one of the lowest carbon emitting electricity generators in the world. As such, approximately 80% of our countries electricity is created from renewable resources such as wind turbines, hydropower and geothermal power. Keeping production in New Zealand means peace of mind that our products are being made with a low carbon footprint.

Our Products

We craft our products from Polypropylene, a fully recyclable #5 plastic, in New Zealand. Currently, this material is the strongest, most durable, and most effective for our 60L recycling and composting bins.

Method understands the importance of product stewardship and its responsibility in contributing towards a circular economy. Because of this, our next step will be to form partnerships with companies that create products that can be entirely recycled.

We also have an internal Sustainability Team working on ways to constantly improve our sustainability practices.

Freight + Exporting

Currently we produce all of our products in New Zealand, however, in the future, we may look to manufacture in other regions where we sell Method bins (such as Australia and the UK). Because of this, we take every care to reduce the impact this has on the environment. We sea freight most of our products, as this has a considerably smaller carbon footprint than air freight.

Exporting is an important consideration for our business, but we have seen the visible difference our bins can make. We firmly believe the difference made during the life of a Method Bin outweighs the initial burden of shipping. For example, Westpac New Zealand reduced their waste to landfill from 70% to 30%, and are aiming to reach 20% next year. For an organisation of their size, over the lifetime of the bins, this is an incredible reduction of environmental pressure.

Our Packaging

Our award-winning packaging is Forest Stewardship Council certified. Method boxes are made from 100% recycled card, can be recycled when no longer needed, and are attached with paper tape – the most sustainable option.

Method's print media is FSC certified and contains recycled content.

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