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Reducing waste one nappy at a time

Published: Friday 11 October 2019

East Coast Bays Kauri Kids have ditched disposable nappies in favour of cloth nappies as part of their plan to be more sustainable. The Browns Bay centre was keen to investigate different sustainable practices and teamed up with Auckland Council WasteWise Advisors to look for ways to minimise their waste.

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Successful prosecutions for two illegal dumpers

Published: Monday 30 September 2019

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

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Container return scheme announcement welcomed

Published: Thursday 26 September 2019

Marlborough District Council and Auckland Council have welcomed today’s funding announcement b...

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WMIF grant supports Ōrākei Marae on para kore journey

Published: Friday 20 September 2019

When Beronia Scott first started adopting a para kore (zero waste) approach at Ōrākei Marae, h...

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10 Ton Project diverts construction waste from landfill

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2019

When Waiheke resident Jeremy O’Hanlon took over The Rubbish Company, he noticed a big problem...

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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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