Looking after people and the planet

Our products keep people comfortable in the built environment and their day-to-day lives. We want to do our part to keep the wider environment comfortable so that we can enjoy it for generations to come. That’s why we’ve started the GreenStuf® Takeback Programme. We challenged ourselves to find a sustainable solution for those looking to remove GreenStuf Insulation, offcuts, and packaging that are no longer needed for projects and recycle them into new insulation.

A new life for leftovers

Constantly looking for ways to reduce waste? So are we. For decades we have been working to reduce the amount of waste we create both on our site and helping those that use our products. With your help, we want to protect our environment by diverting as much material from landfill as possible.

1. Separate your GreenStuf materials on-site

Put aside all your GreenStuf insulation site waste, offcuts, and packaging into separate waste streams on-site ready to return to us.

2. Take it back to us

Contact your account manager to request a Material Diversion Certificate. Bring back your Greenstuf insulation site waste, offcuts and packaging to 22 - 24 Miami Parade, Onehunga, Auckland.

3. Close the loop

Packaging is collected by a recycler and used by local manufacturers and is also directed into the global recycling network. Insulation offcuts and site waste are reused and form the next generation of insulation products.

We will accept:

  • GreenStuf insulation site waste
  • Offcuts and packaging

We won’t accept:

  • Other insulation materials, such as fibreglass
  • Excessive contamination, such as metal, and cement
Keeping GreenStuf out of landfill no matter what.

At GreenStuf, we view waste as a resource with potential, not something to be disposed of. With this in mind, we ensure we utilise it throughout the manufacturing process. We operate zero-waste production lines; all product trimmings and offcuts are reused, and all waste material is re-integrated back into production. We also design our products for durability and longevity and back them with a 50-year warranty. GreenStuf won’t slump or settle over time, so there’s less need to replace it over the lifespan of the building it’s installed in.

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  • A holistic approach to sustainability

    Sustainability is intrinsically linked to who we are and how we operate at GreenStuf. We have been working hard for decades to reduce waste, improve processes, and create innovative end of life solutions. However, all of this can't be achieved without help from those in our industry.

  • Partnering with Naylor Love

    Partnerships are a key element to developing long term sustiaanble solutions for reducing our industries waste problem. That's why we have partnered with Naylor Love who are leaders in sustainable construction practices in New Zealand. By collaborating with other businesses like Naylor Love on sustainability projects, we aim to reduce the overall waste going to landfills from sites and encourage others to reduce construction waste and think more sustainably.

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Where do I take my GreenStuf insulation for recycling?

Your GreenStuf insulation site waste, offcuts and packaging can be can be taken to 22 - 24 Miami Parade, Onehunga, Auckland.

How do I know if my GreenStuf insulation is suitable for the Takeback Programme?

You will need to do a quick check of the material you are wanting to recycle through the Takeback Programme. This material need to be GreenStuf insulation site waste, offcuts and packaging. We will not accept other insulation materials and excessive contamination, such as metal, and cement.

Is there a cost associated with bringing material in?

There is no cost associated when recycling through the Takeback Programme.

Is there a requirement around how much material I need to bring in?

There is no minimum requirement of material for this initiative. We encourage anyone and everyone to recycle their GreenStuf waste through the Takeback Programme.

Is there anyone else I should involve in this process?

It is best practice to involve your Project Manager, Site Manager (the role responsible for ensuring there is a clean and tidy area during the installation to avoid unnecessary contamination), and Installation Manager (the role responsible for the collection and return of waste material).

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