3R Group Ltd.

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3R develops programmes to recycle or responsibly dispose of used products and packaging. From businesses with a specific waste issue to industry-wide projects looking at the full product life cycle, we are experts in product stewardship solutions.

At 3R Group we see waste as an opportunity for both environmental and economic benefit.

And we’re passionate about helping businesses help their customers responsibly dispose of used products and packaging.

Combine these with expertise in bringing together individual businesses, industry and government to find innovative outcomes for waste, and it’s a recipe for some seriously good product stewardship solutions.

Whether the “waste” in question can be reused, recycled or requires safe disposal, we offer our resourceful thinking to industry, here and abroad, applying existing ideas where appropriate or collaborating with others to create innovative new solutions.

We believe helping clients take responsibility for their products at the end of their life can mitigate environmental harm and provide improved resource efficiency through the recycling or reuse of materials.  Stewardship activity can also trigger other economic benefits such as winning new customers, gaining entry to new markets, employment opportunities, or creating new products from recovered materials.

Most importantly, in today’s competitive and environmentally conscious markets, it can solve a key problem for customers: how to responsibly dispose of unwanted products.

To "live well and within the limits of the planet" as outlined by Vision2050, businesses need to take this wasted opportunity now, and benefit from the chance to add value and create wealth from waste for both their shareholders and New Zealand as a whole.

3R Group can make that vision a reality.

What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?

Sustainability is at the very heart of what we do.

To meet that vision of “living well and within the means of the planet” New Zealand businesses need to be responsible for their product from design and manufacture to end of life, where the product would be reused, recycled or disposed of safely.

In helping businesses help their customers dispose of used products and packaging, 3R works with clients to let them extract competitive advantage and compliance from waste. We assess both environmental and economic benefit to ensure our solutions are truly sustainable.

Certifications & sustainability programmes

3R Group has been certified to the internationally recognised environmental standard ISO 14001.

We are proud to have achieved the highest standards of environmental best practice for both our own operations and the programmes we design and manage.

We also undertake carbon monitoring inhouse to the ISO 14046 standard.

Sustainability Awards

Sustainable 60 Awards 2011 – Finalist in the Environment, Community and Overall Medium Business Categories
Westpac Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2008 – Supreme Business of the Year and Small Business of the Year

Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards 2012 – Winner for Agrecovery Rural Recycling
Westpac Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2011 – Winner, Online Award for Agrecovery Rural Recycling
Green Ribbon Awards 2008 – Winner, Innovative Solutions for the Environment for Resene PaintWise
Sustainable Business Network Awards 2007 – Winner, Sustainable Innovation Award, Central Region for PaintWise Mobile Processing Technology

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