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New stormwater works project underway on Waiheke

Published: Tuesday 16 July 2019

Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters announced today that new stormwater works are due to get underway on Tahi Road, Ostend Road, Tawaipareira Reserve and the Waiheke Refuse Transfer Station to improve the stormwater network.

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Calling all zero waste innovators

Published: Monday 15 July 2019

Grants of up to $50,000 are available from Auckland Council for Aucklanders with innovative ideas on how to reduce waste. The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) helps bring ideas to life and support the city to reach its target of zero waste to landfill by 2040.

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Time to celebrate Tāmaki Makaurau’s Zero Waste champions

Published: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Know someone who has been working hard to minimise waste in your local community? Nominations for Auckland’s 2019 Community Zero Waste Awards are currently open and it will only take a few moments of your time to complete the easy online nomination form.

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#choosetorefuse – July’s buzzword for a plastic-free Aotearoa

Published: Friday 5 July 2019

'Choose to refuse' is the new buzzword in Auckland.  Have you heard about it in your workplace...

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Roadside recycling service keeps resources out of landfill

Published: Wednesday 3 July 2019

Residents and ratepayers on Aotea Great Barrier Island are being encouraged to keep recycling, using their yellow recycling crates, in tandem with the new roadside rubbish collection service that launches on Monday 1 July.

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Retailers urged not to landfill leftover plastic bags

Published: Monday 1 July 2019

With the plastic bag ban coming into force on Monday, retailers are being urged not to landfill any leftover lightweight shopping bags. Landfilling leftover bags is a waste of resources.

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No single-use plastic shopping bags from 1 July

Published: Friday 28 June 2019

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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Aotea Great Barrier Island gets a community recycling centre

Published: Friday 28 June 2019

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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Visy Recycling Centre open day a success

Published: Thursday 27 June 2019

Do you know what happens to your kerbside recycling once it leaves your place in the truck? At the recent Visy Open Day, 142 Aucklanders got a behind-the-scenes look at how their kerbside recycling gets sorted.

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Join the Plastic Free July Aotearoa Challenge

Published: Thursday 27 June 2019

Ditch those plastic produce and shopping bags; say no to plastic straws; take a reusable coffee cup, takeaway container or water bottle with you when you’re out and about, and join the Plastic Free July Aotearoa Challenge.

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