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Make sure, let it be biodegradable
Harnessing the sun
operated and eco-friendly
EDEN Eco Products, trading as EDEN
Enterprises, has been active in the
Tasman and Nelson districts for 12
years. The company operates not only
here but also nationwide throughout
New Zealand and in Rarotonga, with a
wide range of customers supporting the
use its biodegradable and compostable
BIODEGRADABLE: if any disposable
or any plastic is required, let it be
biodegradable is the philosophy at
Eden Eco. Biodegradable means that
"Mother Earth" will take it back for natural
recycling, explains company principal
Rombout. "The only way for recycling is
composting. In fact some of the products,
like the cornstarch shopping bags, can
be reused several times. True, some
products compost more easily than
others, for example the bagasse products
go within a few weeks, while cornstarch-
related items can take up to one year
and bioplastics up to three years, but
eventually all do compost into biomass.
Commercial recyclers know how to
shorten these periods."
If you're looking for environmental
friendly plastic alternatives, visit the
The Cornstarch Store page lists a
menu of all product groups.
Please ask for quotes.
A growing number of home owners view
photovoltaic -- PV for short - technology
using solar panels to generate electricity
as a sustainable and ultimately economic
means of powering their homes and
reducing their power bills.
Using PV panels that can be connected
to the national grid allows for excess
electricity to be returned to the grid. With
power prices continually rising, it's timely
to seriously consider generating your own
electricity for home and also business.
Active Solar is a Richmond-based
company that specialises in Photovoltaic
(Solar Power) panels. These panels
absorb photons from the sun, converting
them into electricity for powering homes,
businesses and even industrial premises.
The added bonus is that surplus power
can be on-sold.
Now is a good time to think solar
PV panels, especially if building
a new house.
The solar power costs have dropped.
Pricing starts from $6,000 for a 1.5Kw
system and $9,999 for a 3Kw system and
so on, PV panels are maintenance free,
can be dismantled and moved to a new
location and the Panels include a 25 year
guarantee to produce at least 80 percent
of the panel's output during this time.
PV system sizes begin at 1.5KW, which
produces about 2100kw per year or one
quarter of the average household's yearly
Business owners - What is your power
bill? The more you consume during the
day when the panels are producing power
the quicker the pay back; supplement
your power bill now.
Gibson Timber Ltd is a locally owned family
business, founded in 1965, specialising in
environmentally sound timber.
Current owner Robert Gibson took over from
his founding father Barry Gibson in 1992 and
has been personally running it since. With
a sound knowledge of timber and its uses,
Robert has diversified into Pre-Nail Framing
(Eco-Build Frame and Truss) And Garden
Sheds and Sleepouts (Allwood Products)
using environmentally sound timber such as
locally grown Macrocarpa, Douglas Fir, Lawson
Cypress, Eucalypt, Redwood and Larch.
Renowned for durability, the eco-friend species
require no chemical treatment.
The top-of-the-south's only independent, family-
owned Frame and Truss manufacturer, Gibson
Timber has a proud reputation of friendly,
efficient services since 1989, conferring with
architects, engineers, builders and owners to
help ensure a seamless, trouble-free process
from planning to production.
"We competitively supply Nelson, Marlborough
and the West Coast," says Robert, with a
rapid turnaround for quotations and producer
Another diversification is Gibson Timber's
Allwood "Eco-Friendly" Sheds. Allwood Sheds
have an extensive range of attractive Wooden
Shiplap buildings that are rustic styled, enabling
them to blend into any environment whether it
be a small shed for the garden or a lined and
insulated sleep out; the choice is yours.
"We have several size options available for the
many uses like a shed or sleepout, in kitset form
with assembly instructions," adds Robert.
EDEN ECO PRODUCTS LTD
OVER 10 YEARS
SERVING THE NELSON
AND TASMAN DISTRICTS!
P: 06 344 2942
liners, bags on
ECO PRODUCTS LTD
Join the rooftop
34 Beach Road, Richmond
Phone: 03 541 0680
• Do you own your premises?
• Quicker payback on consumption
• Claim your surplus back
• Claim GST back on system
• Building a new home?
• Future proof your investment
• Sell your surplus energy back
to the grid
SPECIALISTS IN • LED LIGHTING
• ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING • ECO LIGHTING
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7 Cargill Place, Richmond | Ph: 03 544 1993 or Brent 021 545 575
All locally grown, naturally durable wood
that does not need chemical treatment.
22 Echodale Place
Nayland Industrial Estate,
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