Flemings Nursery - Monbulk, Victoria.
Source of upcycled woven polypropylene for:
Nursery Green & Nursery Black colour schemes.
Flemings is a local, family-owned business that has been operating for 100 years. At Into Carry, we are fortunate to contribute to their efforts in reducing material waste.
The beautiful trees below are grown in their own individual Planter Bags. Once matured, they moved and planted over a variety of landscapes and gardens. Due to the growth the tree has while in the Planter Bag, the bag must be cut open to plant the tree.
These bags are built for strength and resilience against years of harsh weather conditions. So when they are cut free, they're far from the end of their useful life. Most nurseries would dispose the bags at this stage, but now Flemings is allowing them to be repurposed into a new product lifecycle.
Megara - Bayswater, Victoria.
Source of 100% recycled polypropylene for:
Interior semi-hardshell bags.
Megara operate a closed loop in house recycling system. They achieve this by collecting all trimmings of off-cuts from their production and remould it into new products.
One of the hardest challenges in plastic recycling is preparing the waste material. This requires the tedious process of cleaning and sorting material into their material properties.
Megara's in-house innovation takes the plastic waste before it is contaminated with other materials, dramatically increasing the processes efficiency. This efficiency allows them to scale their recycling production and supply 100% recycled plastics for commercial use.
Image credit: Megara website https://megara.com.au/sustainability/
Sepal - Keysborough, Victoria.
Source of woven polypropylene for:
Bulka Bag White colour schemes.
Sepal is a locally owned and operated, manufacturer of innovative health products. Sepals recyclable Infant Feeding System was designed in conjunction with Royal Children’s Hospital and can be found in leading hospitals and chemists around the country.
Sepal run a HACCP Certified manufacturing plant in Keysborough where they operate a semi-closed in-house recycling system. Into Carry has become a stakeholder in Sepal’s long-term re-use/recycle plan by reusing their bulk material bags that were once a waste item.