Kiwi Recycling News

Lesson in recycling captures kids’ imagination

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It was back to the classroom for CrestClean’s Auckland South Regional Director Viky Narayan when he spent the morning at Ormiston Primary School giving a lesson on recycling. Viky’s daughter Aanaya, 7, attends the school and he visited her class

Kerbside recycling comes to Tararua

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Tararua’s new recycling service is scheduled to start in July. The new urban kerbside recycling service means residents in Dannevirke, Pahīatua, Eketāhuna, and Woodville will have their recycling collected directly from their homes, along with a glass crate.

Food cartons and packaging upcycled into building products

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Sustainable waste reduction company SaveBoard, with a $2.7 million investment from Freightways, is working to expand and do more to help the environment, by converting products such as food cartons and courier packaging into sustainable building materials.

NZ Government launches plan to transform recycling systems

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The Government is calling on people to have their say on proposals to bring New Zealand’s recycling systems up to standard. Environment Minister David Parker says its current recycling systems are “inadequate”, and had resulted in lower rates of recycling.

Battery recycling trial powering ahead

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A new recycling scheme being trialled by Wellington City Council is set to give used household batteries a new lease of life and prevent them from ending up in the landfill.

Ashburton skate park sports new recycling bins

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New rubbish and recycling bins with street cred have been installed at Ashburton’s skate park. Members of the Ashburton Youth Council commissioned the bins after surveying skaters and visitors at their annual Skate Jam.