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, which led us to reusable packaging systems, which we support today as the best solution for hospitality and events, and multiple sections of the supply chain. 

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. 

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


Kim founded Beyond the Bin in 2015 and is responsible for driving the organisation, developing strategy and key partnerships. Kim is passionate about ensuring the business is operating in line with its values and promoting solutions at the top of the waste hierarchy. 

Kim is passionate about a reduction of toxicity in packaging and holds technical expertise in per and polyfluoroaklyl substances (PFAS) in packaging. 

Kim loves working with the waste and packaging sectors to improve systems for waste producers to utilise. Kim believes communication is the key to success and Beyond the Bin is in a unique position to communicate with all waste stakeholders.

Completing a workshop with Beyond the Bin left me enthused and more confident about taking responsibility for the waste we generate at our events.  The workshop gave me a better understanding of our local waste facilities capabilities and exactly what happens ‘Beyond the Bin’.  The information was presented in a way that was both easy to grasp and enjoyable.
Kate Percy

Event Manager, Absolute Element