The Warehouse is giving Kiwis an easy and free way to make a sustainable choice this month, keeping toys out of landfill. Kiwis are encouraged to bring broken and ‘end of life’ toys into store for recycling.
Tauranga residents can now recycle their soft plastics at 16 local grocery stores. The Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme, run by The Packaging Forum, gives participating supermarkets dedicated drop-off bins for soft plastics, such as bread bags and other food wrappings.
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.
Researchers have discovered a species of superworms that feasts on styrofoam, and its gut could hold the secret to better recycling. The superworms are the larvae of Zophobas morio darkling beetles, and were discovered by University of Queensland researchers.
More than 20 Hastings volunteers from International WeloveU Foundation came together to clean up the Chatham Park on Chatham Road in Flaxmere, collecting 19 rubbish bags weighing 190kgs and retrieving three tyres and one bucket of broken glass.
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.
Auckland-based Computer Recycling says its new $3.4 million system will enable it to process 2000 tonnes of computers, LCD TVs and mobiles a year. This almost doubles the amount of ewaste the company can process.
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.
World leaders, environment ministers and other representatives from 173 countries have agreed to develop a legally binding treaty on plastics, in what many described a truly historic moment.
Hoping to inspire more Thais to recycle plastic waste, two local companies have teamed up to make Buddhist amulets by using nine types of recyclable materials ranging from plastic bottles to nylon fishing nets.
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.
CrestClean is proud to sponsor not one but two top beach volleyball teams as they compete this summer for a spot in the Commonwealth Games. We are once again getting behind beach brothers Sam and Ben O’Dea, but this year