Giving Plastic Waste a Second Chance

September, 2022

At TranzAlpine Honey, we are constantly innovating and exploring new ways of doing things. The conservation of our environment and our natural pollinators is always at the forefront of everything we do.

So when it came to packaging our certified organic honey, we looked for the very best and we found it right on our doorstep.

Kaipak is a small, local specialist packaging manufacturer. Their high-quality products, exceptional personal service and consistency of product perfection made their products exactly what we were looking for.

Kaipak 100% recycled RPET jar

TranzAlpine Honey is one of the first honey companies in New Zealand to phase out standard PET jars and replace them with 100% recycled PET (RPET) jars.

The Benefits of RPET

By using RPET jars, we’re creating awareness and drive in the recycled plastics market, showing recycling companies that there’s demand for these products.

When you buy a TranzAlpine Honey product you are helping to reduce the amount of PET containers that end up in landfill across the globe.

  • It takes 80% less energy to recycle PET, which is much cheaper and energy-efficient than recycling glass
  • Recycled PET jars are 85% lighter than similar volume glass jars
  • RPET is safer and more efficient when it comes to handling and shipping locally and around the world.
  • Recycled PET is NOT single-use and can be recycled multiple times.

Read more about the packaging products we use and about Kaipak here.