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Retailers urged not to landfill leftover plastic bags

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

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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New stormwater works project underway on Waiheke

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

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: Friday 22 January 2021

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

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

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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Single-use medical devices get another lease on life

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

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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Looming paper recycling issues require an urgent onshore solution

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

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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Papakura food waste collection

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Papakura will be the first area in the Auckland region to get the new-three bin rubbish collection service and the first large-scale area to get a weekly food waste service.

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West Auckland and North Shore new rubbish bin service

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Good news west Auckland and North Shore! Your new pay-as-you-throw rubbish bin service is launching in your areas soon. The new service rolls out for west Auckland in October 2017 and in March 2018 for the North Shore.

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Auckland Council honoured for zero-waste leadership

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Auckland Council has again been recognised for its commitment to delivering zero-waste, this time by the New Zealand waste management industry’s WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence.

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Recycling: Seven fun facts

Published: Friday 22 January 2021

Where does it go and what’s done with it? What’s the weirdest thing found in a recycling bin? Here are some interesting facts.

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