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Fletcher Building to convert tyres into cement

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Fletcher Building is hoping a new initiative will stop 3 million used tyres a year being sent to landfills, and instead use them in cement manufacturing. The tyres are burnt and the rubber, metal and ash combined into the cement.

Microwaves could be the future for plastic recycling

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It’s been almost a decade since Jocelyn Doucet first experimented with recycling plastic waste in a microwave. Now he says the technology derived from those early efforts will make it possible to produce plastic almost exclusively from recycled materials.

Plastics and recycling – time to get organised

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While Kiwi shoppers have embraced the ban on single-use plastic bags, major businesses here are now working hard on long term solutions. There’s an urgent need to rethink and redesign the products we make together with their packaging.

If It’s Broke, Fix It

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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.

It’s a WRAP

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UK-based WRAP connects governments, businesses, communities, and individuals to reduce waste and support circular economy strategies.