Our organisation was established in 2015, with seed funding from social enterprise funder, Toi Toi Manawa. Our roots are in finding solutions for landfill-destined single use items. We have developed and delivered training workshops on waste minimisation to hundreds of participants, spoken at dozens of events and written many practical resources for industries and local government. We are currently working with multiple organisations including research and education institutions, to achieve specific waste and resource reduction outcomes. 

In 2016 the Ministry for Environment granted more than $50,000 of funding to Beyond the Bin to turn our training material into short videos, which have become a long-term practical resource for NZ’s events community.

Beyond the Bin have completed research for the packaging industry and facilitated technical advisory groups to further progress and clarity in the space of compostable packaging. 

Kim Renshaw

Kim Renshaw

Founder

Kim Renshaw founded Beyond the Bin in 2015 with Sam Gray (now Ethical Waste) to support events to reduce their waste to landfill. Kim previously founded the Gourmet Night Market in 2013 and ran it as a zero waste event with Sam’s help and events started contacting them, asking for help. In 2016 Sam moved away and Kim continued to build the organisation by producing free videos and resources for event organisers funded by the Ministry for Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund. 

Kim is a purpose-driven facilitator and communicator, dedicated to creating a better future for people and the planet. With expertise in reusable and compostable packaging systems, as well as per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Kim has successfully led committees, boards, and working groups in developing practical solutions for complex problems.

Kim loves improving systems and finding solutions, but when she isn’t living and breathing beyond the bin, she is volunteering or contracting for other environmental organisations like Reuse Aotearoa. Or, she might be in her garden or at the beach with her partner Toby and twin daughters Margot and Charlie.