An Amberley couple has started a business turning cardboard waste into animal bedding after their horse became ill when it was stabled on a sawdust floor.After two years of studying the overseas market, Donald and Sue King imported a $70,000 machine that slices, dices and packages corrugated cardboard into 20kg bedding bales. They opened a factory in Hornby last month.Donald King said they would be happy if their Airlite brand eventually had a 10 per cent share of the 30,000-cubic-metre market for animal bedding in Canterbury.
It’s as if they’re doing something like this:
Except that with this one, it’s all for the horses and other animals. For more on this, read this story.