FLIGHT PLASTICS
- Winners 2014 Green GoldDerek Lander
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Flight Plastics Ltd is a privately owned New Zealand manufacturing business. Begun as a luggage manufacturer in 1907, it is still majority owned by its founding shareholder family.

The company has its head office, plastic extrusion plant, and packaging plant, in Wellington. In addition, Flight has plastic extrusion plants in Australia and UK, and sawmilling and forestry businesses in Marlborough.

Flight Plastics produces a variety of lightweight plastic packages and containers from PET plastic, focussed on the food packaging sector. All PET processing waste produced is recycled in-house and all of the plastic products supplied to the market-place are in recyclable grades of material.

Director Derek Lander explains: “In 2013 Flight invested in plant that enables these products to be produced from recycled PET for the first time in New Zealand. This initiative supports New Zealand’s domestic and export economy enabling food producers and consumers to buy packaging made locally from imported recycled PET flakes. “

Speaking at the launch, Mike Sammons, Sustainability Manager for Foodstuffs NZ thanked Flight Plastics:
“This investment by Flight shows real foresight and gives New Zealand retailers a real choice in the packaging they choose to use. It’s long awaited, very exciting, and the first step towards the holy grail of closed loop recycling in New Zealand.”

Learn More: www.flightpackaging.co.nz/sustainability.html
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