Sustainability

OUR PART IN A BETTER TOMORROW

Choosing sustainable, environmentally friendly and healthier ways to do things is increasingly important and becoming a major factor in consumer choice.

Our entire operation is designed with a sustainability mindset. It's our passion to pioneer sustainable solutions using wool for a better tomorrow.

“Meeting the needs of today, without adversely impacting on the needs of tomorrow" - Ministry for the Environment”

SO, HOW DO WE DO IT?

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4,700kg* 

of recycled waste wool processed each week.

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9,000kg*

of recycled PET polyester used weekly for the manufacture of Polyking underfloor insulation. 

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13,700kg*

total waste saved from landfill each week!

*Approximate total weight. Actual varies week to week. 

OUR SUSTAINABILITY LOOP

'Closed-loop' manufacturing is the model of the future. Here's how it works with Terra Lana.

Terra Lana Production Sustainability Loop diagram
  1. Beginning with natural wool from sheep, the wool carpet & textile industry produce considerable offcut and tail end yarn wastage.
  2. Rather than that ending up in landfill, Terra Lana comes to the rescue recycling it, along with construction site offcuts of Terra Lana insulation.
  3. Then we blend it all with polyester—sourced mainly from recycled PET bottles
  4. This all happens in our purpose-built facilities in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  5. We then look after returning any wastage back into the loop and around it goes.

 

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WASTE MANAGEMENT

We are passionate about minimising our waste throughout production and during the installation process. We operate a Zero Waste policy. Any unused off-cuts created during installation are returned to the factory and recycled into more insulation.

  • Terra Lana Wool Blend Insulation is 100% recyclable. 
  • We use a mix of new & recycled pre-consumer waste wool, mainly from carpet manufacturers.
  • Our wool is blended with a percentage of recycled polyester, saving single use PET plastic bottles from landfill.
  • Low carbon manufacturing.
  • Reduced packaging - when possible, we supply insulation un-bagged to reduce waste.
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SUPPORTING NEW ZEALAND

We make all of our products in our purpose-built Christchurch manufacturing facilities. Local resources and local manufacturing means more contribution to our local economy.

Wool has been a Kiwi thing for a long time—as has good old Kiwi ingenuity, a pioneering spirit and healthy regard for people and the land. Terra Lana brings them all together to create a truly New Zealand range of products.

Helping keep Kiwis warm & cosy at home!

Terra Lana—the sustainable, home-grown choice!