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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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Soft plastic recycling returns to Auckland

Published: Wednesday 26 June 2019

Aucklanders can once again recycle their plastic shopping bags and plastic wrappers with the i...

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New waste services support zero waste target on Great Barrier Island

Published: Friday 7 June 2019

Auckland Council is rolling out new waste services on Aotea Great Barrier Island from 1 July 2...

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Council goes circular on construction waste

Published: Monday 27 May 2019

The Auckland region is in the midst of a major building boom. While this is good news for new...

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