Get the recycling right – teach them when they are young – and we will start seeing a change for future generations. That’s the message behind a new education room at Hamilton’s recycling plant.
A significant part of carpet waste consists of petroleum-based polypropylene. As a non-recyclable product, disposing of it has previously meant incineration or landfill. However, a new solvent is now making it possible to recover virgin-standard polypropylene from carpet waste.
Bruce Springclean, Trash Gordon and Trucky McTruckface are among the trashiest names chosen by Lower Hutt to name their new recycling trucks. Hutt City Council’s new recycling service is due to roll out in July.
When Zoe Luffman took part in her first beach clean-up, she was 10-years-old. She loved all things marine, and had the T-shirt to prove it. Seven years on, she’s still cleaning up her local beach in Marlborough.
Researchers in Australia want to transform single-use COVID masks into road material. In the United States, the protective gear is recycled into benches. And in France, they are reborn as floor carpets for cars.
The European Union has said it will toughen its rules on ship recycling and decommissioning offshore oil and gas sites, and set new targets to restore damaged marine ecosystems.
Wellington business Munch Cupboard is leading a new silicone recycling scheme. The pilot will collect and repurpose post-consumer silicone products in New Zealand and is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Riley Silvester recently mastered tying his shoelaces, now he’s starting a bin collection business. The 9-year-old Waihī Beach boy lives with a traumatic brain injury, but hasn’t stopped him coming up with a string of ideas to help others.
After five years of research and development Colgate says it has developed a first-of-its-kind plastic recyclable toothpaste tube in a bid to reduce the 50 million tubes that end up in landfill every year.
In the battle for the environment, plastic is often seen as “Enemy No.1” – but sustainability experts say it needn’t be the case as they encourage a rethink on on the simplistic view that plastic is an option of last
Black bin bags flap in the wind, and a small group of foragers makes its way along Petone beach, as the youth of Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori Rugby League use their time off the field for good.
Mainetti, the global retail solutions provider, has started working with a number of retailers – including Superdry, Nutmeg at Morrisons and Very.co.uk – to provide a ‘world first’ closed loop clear polythene recycling initiative, Mainetti Polyloop.