Recycling will always be part of the ongoing process of eliminating waste and it’s your responsibility to make sure what can be recycled is recycled properly.
Recycling systems are absolutely important but they can only process recyclables that have been rinsed clean – so take a moment to wash that baked beans can or empty shampoo bottle before you pop it in the recycling bin.
Recycled glass stays in New Zealand and is turned into bottles, jars and road-building material.
Paper and cardboard is made into newsprint, writing paper, tissue, corrugated cardboard, egg cartons and fruit trays, here in New Zealand as well as in Asia.
Aluminium becomes new aerosol and drink cans, and tin is made into food cans, wire and building materials in New Zealand and Asia.
All of our plastic is shipped to Australia and Southeast Asia, requiring fossil fuels to transport it.
Did you know…
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.
For years, New Zealand shipped all of its recycling to China, but in 2017, China started turning it away in order to clean up it’s own environmental issues.
Senior teachers got some hands-on experience of CrestClean’s new education initiative that teaches kids about recycling. Spread over two separate days, members of the West Auckland Principals and the North Shore Principals’ Association attended a leadership day at Kumeu. During
When Zoe Sizemore began designing RecycleKiwi’s colouring-in picture she didn’t have to look very far for some young eyes to critique her work. The Papamoa artist’s two children, aged 5 and 7, were the first to see the initial design
CrestClean’s RecycleKiwi programme has really struck a chord with teachers at an Auckland school. After a RecycleKiwi resource pack was delivered to Red Beach School a “thank you” card was left for CrestClean business owner Naresh Mani, who takes care
Bringing RecycleKiwi’s iconic bird character to life was a challenge budding young animator Tai Preece took in his stride. The 13-year-old Mount Maunganui College student was invited by CrestClean to apply his animation skills to the kiwi bird, the distinctive
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On Saturday people all over the world will hit the beach – but not for the usual sun and surf. Instead of wearing wetsuits and carrying surfboards, they’ll be sporting gloves and rubbish bags because it’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Students and staff at Queenstown’s Shotover Primary School have been doing their bit to help CrestClean personnel create a cleaner and tidier environment. CrestClean Central Otago Regional Manager Danny Mastroianni has been working closely with school property manager David White
Six words in te reo Maori are helping to teach New Zealand kids good recycling habits. The words feature on a set of colourful bilingual stickers that are a key component of RecycleKiwi – a brand new initiative aimed at
RecycleKiwi has landed in Invercargill with the first resource pack being presented to Invercargill’s St Theresa’s school. Principal Julian Ineson was delighted to receive the colourful box from CrestClean’s Invercargill Regional Manager Glenn Cockroft, and franchisee Kim Jin, who has
The rollout of RecycleKiwi was perfect timing for staff and kids at Maraenui Bilingual School. The Napier school was the first in the area to receive a resource pack that helps schools to improve their recycling. Although the school already
RecycleKiwi was officially announced at the 2019 New Zealand Principals’ Federation conference, of which CrestClean is a Gold Business Partner. Principals from around the country listened intently as CrestClean’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan explained RecycleKiwi and showed a short video
CrestClean business owners Dominik Drahoninsky and Barbora Opavova have been praised for their part in making a community-led beach clean-up a big success. The couple joined dozens of other volunteers to collect rubbish on Auckland’s Muriwai Beach. Event organiser Christina
CrestClean is proud to announce the launch of a public education programme to help improve waste management in New Zealand. RecycleKiwi shares fun and engaging resources and activities to educate kids and consumers on the 4R’s – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse