Our goal to be an eco friendly plastic manufacturer: is to receive back 100% of Gyro products removed from service, recycle and reuse 100% of the raw material collected.
From 1 November 2019, some of our larger customers implemented a "divert from landfill" scheme to help us collect any of our product which has been deemed no longer fit for use.
After receiving the products back in-house, we wash the product, remove any contaminating materials or components, and process the scrap product back to raw material with our suppliers.
We will go further than just saying that our product can and has been recycled, we will take that recycled material and re-use it in our own products. By controlling the content of our recycled material, we can control the quality and ensure that we continue to make the best, most robust products every time.
The goal: achieving zero pellet, flake, and powder loss.
"Operation Clean Sweep® is an international program designed to prevent resin pellet, flake, and powder loss and help keep this material out of the marine environment. Every segment of the plastics industry has a role to play—including resin producers, transporters, recyclers and plastics processors—by implementing good housekeeping and pellet, flake, and powder containment practices. Operation Clean Sweep has been adopted by plastics industries in more than 23 countries around the world."
We are committed to at the very least, doing no harm, and as a result of an external audit from Plastics New Zealand, are proud to say that we have adopted best practices under Operation Clean Sweep and have committed to the ongoing protection of our waterways from accidental spillages on site.
Our staff are what make us...well us! Whilst Gyro has been a follower and advocate of the Living Wage movement for some years, recently we have committed to becoming an accredited employer with the Living Wage Organisation NZ.
"The Living Wage concept is very simple, yet such a powerful alternative – it’s the hourly wage a worker needs to pay for the necessities of life and participate as an active citizen in the community. It reflects the basic expenses of workers and their families such as food, transportation, housing and childcare, and is calculated independently each year by the New Zealand Family Centre Social Policy Unit." https://www.livingwage.org.nz/what_is_the_living_wage
We take our responsibility as an employer seriously and hope that we can continue to make a positive impact in the community as an employer of choice.
The safety and health of not only our employees, but also the users of our products are considered from the very first outline.
Safety is an everyday language, it is not something that we have to stop and do. This is why we have made a commitment to eliminating potentially dangerous trimming and cutting procedures from our operations through clever moulding techniques. Consequently, this also saves on additional raw material use, helping us to achieve our environmental objectives too! Regular internal and external audits ensure that our employees' health & well-being is forefront when it comes to making decisions about how our company is operated into the future.
For our customers we consider handling procedures, user interface, ergonomics, public safety and vandalism during the design phase of the product to ensure we continue to contribute after the product leaves our factory.
Supporting our community gives us a greater purpose and we have been proud to be supporters for nearly a decade of both the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Special Childrens Xmas Party.
In 2018, Westpac Rescue Helicopter was recognised as New Zealand's most trusted charity. As one of the four organisations that make up Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust very fortunately conduct over 1000 rescue missions a year, as they have supported some of our staff when they have found themselves in slippery situations also!
Children are what makes Sustainability so important, to leave a positive lasting legacy for future generations. With so many of our staff having young families of their own, supporting the Special Children's Christmas Party initiative hits really close to home. Every year, SCCPNZ holds events across NZ for children who suffer from one of the following: life threatening illness, physical and intellectual impairment, domestic violence, or living in underprivileged circumstances.
Plastics can have a very positive impact on the environment and the safety of users when used, disposed of and recycled in the right way.
We invite you to learn more about the importance of plastics, please browse the following:
This is Plastics Organisation
Association of Rotational Moulders Australasia
"But Mum, you make plastic stuff!"
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