Recent tests on Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat’s ocean cleanup rig called System 002 were a success, leading Slat to predict that most of the oceanic garbage patches could be removed by 2040.
Each week the diminutive 85-year-old heads out with her foster son Keith. They’re on a mission to check the recycling collection points at remote communities on Banks Peninsula.
A new study demonstrates the proof-of-concept of an entirely new approach to plastic recycling, inspired by the way nature naturally ‘recycles’ the components of organic polymers present in our environment.
A Southland recycling company will invest $1.5million in a new plant with the aim to sort the region’s problem with bale wrap while generating potentially 20 new jobs.
With COVID-19 bringing forward the retirement of hundreds of airliners, there’s now massive money to be made from recycling them. There are dozens of companies around the world which dismantle airliners and salvage what they can for resale.
Australian start-up BlockTexx has begun work on what it claims will the the first textile recycling plant capable of separating and recycling blends of cotton and polyester fibres at scale.
Nature’s Fresh is beginning to transition away from plastic tags – phasing in new recyclable cardboard bread tags one day a week from August 14, on all Nature’s Fresh loaves from its Auckland Bakery.
One of the biggest arguments against electric vehicles is the idea that batteries can’t be recycled in New Zealand. One Kiwi group that’s looking to offer an EV battery recycling service in New Zealand goes by the name of B.I.G.
The New South Wales south coast is powering ahead when it comes to alternative energy projects, with dairies soon to be powered by poo and new solar farms being built, and plans for a state-of-the-art recycling machine.
Plastic recycling is still in its infancy – only a small part of the waste is recyclable. Natural enzymes could get the circular economy going.
An Auckland packaging company is working to remove the confusion around recycling plastic, one meat tray at a time. Pact Packaging’s Kiwi-designed meat trays – made from Polyethylene Terephthalate, or PET – can be recycled.
The Gore Pakeke Lions are back in the paper recycling business as the price for recycled paper stabilises. In February last year, the recycling factory the club runs in the town stopped collecting paper.