Environmental sustainability is important to us.


At TK we believe it a necessity to ensure our environmental footprint is as small as possible.

Our world is in trouble and we don’t intend to make it worse. Maybe even, cross fingers, we’ve got a few concepts that might just offer a way forward in modern workplace practice.

Our approach is three-fold ...

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do, makes a difference – and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."

Jane Goodall

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No desk at TK has a bin underneath it. All members are encouraged to recycle as much as possible by using one of our ten recycle stations throughout our building.

Only in using these recycle stations can we ensure our waste to landfill is reduced to the smallest amount possible.

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Lighting & Printing


Our building makes best use of natural lighting to the extent that for most of the day we have no need for electrical lighting. Where we do require additional lighting, we will only use LED bulbs to ensure the smallest amount of power usage.


TK uses ‘toner recoverable’ printers from Toshiba. ‘Toner recoverable’ means that once we’ve printed a document, when we’ve finished with the paper we don’t bin it. We don’t even place it in a recycling station. No, we can simply place the paper back in the printer, where the clever little doobery-bobs therein will suck the toner back off the page meaning that both the paper and the toner are able to be used again. This process means we see a 70% reduction in paper and consumable use.

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Transport & Parking

While TK has 57 car parking spaces available for use, we actively encourage our members to think sensibly about the use of their car, particularly if it means single occupancy use.

Our TK Total Transport Solution is an opportunity provided to members to use alternative transport solutions. The pool transport options are designed with the base idea that any member of The Kollective can travel to work on the bus, use a pool vehicle when needed and then jump on the bus back home again. All very easy and the best yet … all very sustainable.

Electric Cars  provided by Farmer Auto Village and charged by electric vehicle chargers provided by Powerco

Small Engine Scooters  provided by Bayride Motorcycles and Yamaha
These can be driven on a car license and we guarantee they’ll get you round town quicker than any other form of transport.

They provide some exercise and get you around town using the tiniest amount of power.

We’ll have some regular bikes too. Just for those who want a bit of exercise while out and about.

Bus Service

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council have agreed to change the timing of bus routes nearby to a 15-minute interval service.

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