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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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What does compostable or biodegradable really mean?

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2019

Consumer demand for alternatives to single-use plastic packaging, and the desire from businesses to lessen their environmental impact, has led to a plethora of new packaging choices.

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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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Bin or bags – time to make your choice

Published: Tuesday 16 July 2019

Now that the new roadside rubbish collection service has been launched on Aotea Great Barrier Island, Auckland Council is encouraging the local community to make sure they have either bags or a bin ready for when the changes take full effect on Monday, 5 August 2019. There will be no changes to the roadside recycling collection service.

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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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