Downer Branded Clothing_Recycling Programme

Downer New Zealand

Manaaki Taiao means care and respect for our environment and is one of Downer’s core values. To embed this into daily business, Downer’s Procurement team have formed a partnership with Upparel, who aim to reduce, re-use and recycle textile waste, therefore reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from waste decomposition.

The new partnership programme is achieving significant waste and emissions reductions by collecting end-of-life Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and corporate clothing and re-using or recycling it. Upparel then transforms the recycled textiles into new, useful products that can be re-used in the community, and also by Downer, creating a circular economy.