We are thrilled to share some exciting news with our customers and community.
Numat Group is taking a giant step towards sustainability by launching a new rubber recycling program at our Oamaru factory. This program allows us to recycle our own rubber waste as well as waste rubber from other local manufacturers and turn it into rubber granules that can be used in our playground surfaces.
To make this program a reality, we have invested in state-of-the-art equipment from Germany, a shredder and granulator system that will be installed next month. This will allow us to efficiently and effectively recycle rubber waste, addressing a problem that many recycling programs in New Zealand face: a lack of demand for the recycled materials.
Our rubber recycling program not only benefits the environment by reducing the amount of rubber waste in New Zealand by hundreds of tons each year, but it also aligns with our company values of integrity, innovation, and sustainability. Initially, the rubber material to be recycled will come from our agri matting division, with the recycled rubber granules being used by our play surfacing division.
Thank you for your continued support as we strive to make a difference.
The Numat Group Team.