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

Published: Thursday 25 July 2019

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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Illegal dumper faces full force of law

Published: Thursday 25 July 2019

Following a recent successful illegal dumping prosecution in the Manukau District Court, Auckl...

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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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