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. 

We each have a responsibility to consider the environmental impact of our actions in everything we do. Terra Lana is committed to sustainable, environmentally friendly and healthier built environments. Our entire manufacturing operation is designed with a sustainable mindset. It's our passion to pioneer sustainable solutions using wool for a better tomorrow.

SO, HOW DO WE DO IT?

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OUR SUSTAINABILITY LOOP

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

Beginning with natural wool from sheep, the wool carpet & textile industry produce considerable offcut and tail end yarn wastage. Rather than that ending up in landfill, Terra Lana comes to the rescue recycling it, along with construction site offcuts of Terra Lana insulation. Then we blend it all with polyester—sourced mainly from recycled PET bottles. This all happens in our purpose-built facilities in Christchurch, New Zealand. Off it goes to be installed and the process goes round. 

 

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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.
The sustainable, home-grown choice