Bonson’s Approach to Sustainability
Towards a circular economy
Bonson believes that the ultimate environmental solution is a circular economy – one where the absolute LAST option for waste disposal is landfill. We promote recycling as the best end of life option for single-use packaging and offer you a range of material options that provide varying degrees of recyclability.
Our goal is to support customers in achieving their own sustainability commitments by giving them choices. This involves Bonson being totally transparent and making information that will help with decision making readily available. We are here to help guide you through what can often be a confusing world of acronyms, codes and greenwashing.
How do we move from a linear to circular economy?
Traditionally dealing with waste has followed the one-way path known as the ‘linear economy’ (as pictured).
Bonson is committed to helping everyone move from this linear model to a circular model whereby the emphasis is on reduction, reuse and recycling for a better future.
Take a look at the waste hierarchy below and look out for icons on this website that will guide you through your sustainability choices.
Framework for a better future
When it comes time to say goodbye to waste, there is a clear sequence in the preference of how it is dealt with. It is called the waste hierarchy.
The adjacent image shows the internationally accepted priority of how materials are disposed of at the end of their life. Moving from the most favourable option at the top, to the least favourable at the bottom.
Bonson offers products that fall into all categories in this hierarchy - reuse, recycle and recover are ways that will ultimately either help reduce materials or dispose of them. This means that some of our products can be used for multiple purposes, multiple times; all products offer some level of recyclability; and some products are compostable.
We are proud members of WasteMINZ, constantly working towards sustainability by minimising waste. They are the authoritative voice on waste, resource recovery and contaminated land in New Zealand who seek to achieve ongoing and positive development of our industry through strengthening relationships, facilitating collaboration, knowledge sharing and championing the implementation of best practice standards.