From ‘waste’ to wonderful – Raglan Food Co launches upcycled braziers in Bunnings nationwide

As a Certified Toitū Climate Positive and B-Corp business, Raglan Food Co have a strong ethos around reuse and recycling; actively looking for ways to turn our ‘waste’ created in our production process into useful resources.

In 2022, our Plant Manager Dave Stoof came up with the creative idea to convert our empty coconut cream steel drums into beautiful braziers, incorporating a Pōhutukawa design as a nod to all the lovely Pōhutukawa trees found around Raglan.

The resulting brand, ‘Reforged‘, has created new jobs for welders/fabricators to join the team, and over time we aim to develop more useful products that give the drums – otherwise destined for scrap-metal – a second life.

The braziers are now available to purchase from selected Bunnings stores across the country. Raglan Food Co co-founder Tesh Randall says, “We were thrilled when Bunnings agreed to range our Pōhutukawa Ring Brazier in 27 of their Bunnings Warehouse stores nationwide! Having their support for what we’re trying to do around recycling means a lot to us.”

Guy Davies, National Buyer at Bunnings was eager to support a local business. “It’s a unique product with a great story. We’re excited for our customers to see the new range, made locally and helping to reuse waste in an innovative way.”