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

Published: Thursday 22 August 2019

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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Zero waste grant helps school divert food scraps from landfill

Published: Monday 5 August 2019

Children at Whangaparaoa Primary School are learning that food scraps are riches, not rubbish, thanks to a grant from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF).

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Looming paper recycling issues require an urgent onshore solution

Published: Friday 2 August 2019

Auckland Council is keen to undertake an in-depth feasibility study to find a solution for New Zealand’s looming paper and cardboard recycling crisis, as a matter of urgent priority. In recognition of the need for a coordinated national approach, there is support for urgent action from local authorities across New Zealand.

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Where to next on your plastic-free journey?

Published: Tuesday 30 July 2019

Wondering what the next step on your plastic-free journey could be? A quick look at what we put in our rubbish and recycling on a weekly basis can give some great ideas on things we can change that will make an impact.

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Single-use medical devices get another lease on life

Published: Friday 26 July 2019

A desire to eliminate the growing environmental and financial waste in New Zealand’s healthcare sector led young engineer, Oliver Hunt, to start Medsalv.

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Community Recycling Centres face plastics challenge

Published: Friday 26 July 2019

Auckland Council is encouraging Aucklanders to recycle all their household plastic containers (those labelled with numbers 1 through to 7) through the council’s kerbside recycling service, which is fully funded by a targeted rate, rather than dropping them off at their local Community Recycling Centre.

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Join the 'refillution' at Auckland Council Libraries and Pools and Leisure Centres

Published: Thursday 25 July 2019

Auckland Council is proud to join the ‘refillution’ with selected libraries and all pools and leisure centres registering as official ‘RefillNZ Stations’ – places where people are welcome to stop in and refill their reusable water bottles for free, no questions asked.

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Illegal dumper faces full force of law

Published: Thursday 25 July 2019

Following a recent successful illegal dumping prosecution in the Manukau District Court, Auckl...

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Go reusable for your caffeine fix during Plastic Free July

Published: Tuesday 23 July 2019

Each time we use a single-use cup, it contributes to the significant flow of single-use plastic composite packaging that can’t be recycled and ends up in Auckland’s landfills.

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Ditching that single-use straw will make a difference

Published: Friday 19 July 2019

A plastic straw may not seem like a big issue, but when you add up the estimated 200 million plastic straws we consume in New Zealand each year, plastic straws create a large problem for the environment.

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