The funding is in partnership with UKRI, and will award up to £150,000 to projects which “trial ways to implement refill infrastructure”. The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced the second round of its £1.4 million grant funding
UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 sets out the need to foster sustainable and environmentally-responsible consumption and production patterns. Within the scope of this goal, one of the key strategies that countries need to embrace is the so-called “three Rs”
From reusable coffee cups to circular packaging solutions, packaging-free shops to refillable water bottles, it appeared as if the tide was beginning to change, albeit slowly, away from single-use towards reusables before the Covid-19 pandemic.
The number of disposable coffee cups used in Queenstown could begin to tumble thanks to one of six initiatives granted council funding to reduce waste. Queenstown-Lakes District Council general manager property and infrastructure Peter Hansby said the $60,000 Waste Minimisation
The Mount Maunganui Primary School gardening groups have been busy preparing for the PiPs seedling and plant sale. Come along on 19th October from 10am – 12pm at the Arataki Community Centre and support our Mounties. All funds raised from
MythMost people believe disposable coffee cups can be recycled or composted. RealityThe mixture of plastic and paper in the lining makes them difficult to recycle; compostable cups can only be composted in high-heat, industrial composting facilities, not your backyard worm
Auckland-based GoodFor, which sells bulk products to customers who bring their own jars and boxes, is moving to Christchurch and opening a Wellington shop in November. GoodFor goes beyond the plastic bag ban and sells food and other household items
It may seem disgusting to dig through rubbish bins, but these Marlborough Girls College also say “It’s kind of disgusting to think how much food goes to waste.” The girls undertook an audit of all the waste generated by their
Auckland City Council takes you through their recycling system – item by item, bin by bin.
Check out the Voyage of Plastiki, a boat made entirely from recycled, and recyclable bottles.
Two mates turned a surf trip to Indonesia into a rubbish clean-up movement funded by the sale of bracelets made from recycled materials.
Patagonia’s Worn Wear initiative allows customers to have their goods repaired by the company, or trade them in to be recycled or resold for store credit.