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Recycling right in 2021

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

What Aucklanders are doing well to buck the trends in recycling.

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Waste volumes increase in lockdown

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Glass recycling up 26% in April, and 66 extra double decker buses of waste went to landfill.

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Plastic Free July 2020 - Join the challenge

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Ditch those single-use plastics and join the Plastic Free July Aotearoa Challenge. Last July, over a quarter of a million New Zealanders took part in this daily act to swap single use plastics for other solutions. Plastic is part of every room in the home. This July, we’re encouraging Auckland Council staff to look at some simple swaps for their kitchen, bathroom and laundry to eliminate single-use plastic from their daily lives.

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Upgrade to recycling facility keeps plastics in NZ

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Up to 35 per cent of Aucklanders’ kerbside plastics can now be recycled in NZ

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Cup lending network provides easy solution to takeaway coffee without the landfill

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

When the Again Again founders looked at solving the single-use takeaway coffee cup problem, they realised the solution to waste was more than just customers using reusable cups.

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Successful prosecutions for two illegal dumpers

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Mayor Phil Goff’s crackdown on illegal dumping across the region is continuing to deliver resu...

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Defence Force volunteers clean up Laxon Esplanade Reserve

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Auckland Council’s Laxon Esplanade Reserve in Ōtara has been given a real facelift after more...

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AUT students highlight food waste issues for young Kiwis

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

AUT students were caught off guard by human-sized fruits and vegetables running around the cit...

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Aotea Great Barrier Island gets a community recycling centre

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

A new community recycling and reuse centre will soon open on Aotea – the sixth to open across Auckland, as part of Auckland Council’s Resource Recovery Network.

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No single-use plastic shopping bags from 1 July

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Make sure you pack a reusable bag when leaving home to avoid being caught bagless as the ban on single-use plastic bags come to effect on 1 July 2019.

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