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SunLive - Journey to zero waste in NZ with Para Kore

Journey to zero waste in NZ

Kiwis have a dirty secret: each year, we produce 3.2 million tonnes of waste, according to Statistics New Zealand. That’s...

A Kaikoura couple has managed to fit 15 months' worth of rubbish into just one bag.

Kaikoura couple taking waste reduction to a new level

A Kaikoura couple has managed to fit 15 months' worth of rubbish into just one bag.

Recycling truck tips its load in Aotea Square. To demonstrate the amount of rubbish and types of wrong things people put into their recycling bins

Auckland's sloppy recycling under spotlight

Auckland's recycling habits cost the city more than a million dollars a year, council says.

An Auckland family of five has managed to fit one year's worth of their rubbish into one wheelie bin

Auckland family takes eco to a new level

An Auckland family of five has managed to fit one year's worth of their rubbish into one wheelie bin.

Waiuku Zero Waste community recycling centre is celebrating it's one year anniversary.

Waiuku recycling centre celebrates successful first year

Waiuku Zero Waste community recycling centre is celebrating it's one year anniversary.

An environmental group is calling for the return of the old bottle refund system.

Bottle refund scheme 'would increase recycling'

An environmental group is calling for the return of the old bottle refund system.

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Zero waste Auckland household puts virtually nothing in its bin

Waveney Warth throws out less than one council bag's worth of rubbish a year.

Auckland Council's waste solutions manager Ian Stupple is urging people to pre-book their inorganic collection.

Council launches new inorganic service

Bookings are now open for Auckland's new inorganic collection service.

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Tat Upcycle: An upcycling project isn't just about reducing the waste going to landfill but also helping those with addiction to overcome their challenges.

Tat Upcycle helps those in addiction recovery

An upcycling project isn't just about reducing the waste going to landfill.

The case for Container Deposit Legislation in New Zealand - Envision.

The InCENTive to Recycle: The case for a container deposit system in NZ

Public funds fail to reduce packaging waste Click here to download bottle deposit FAQs and answers Update: In January 2016 The Packaging Forum released their Cost Benefit Analysis of a CDS for New Zealand - click here to read our response to that report In our latest report, The InCENTi

Envision: Public Funds Fail to Reduce Packaging Waste Waste Reduction, Fails, Public, Packaging, News, Free, Wrapping, Thread Spools

Public Funds Fail to Reduce Packaging Waste

New Report recommends bringing back bottle refunds (cash for containers) to lift recycling rates. A new report being launched in Auckland today shows millions of dollars worth of government grants, to boost beverage container recycling have made ...

Auckland’s Annual International Buskers Festival Tuesday, 12 January pm Press Release: Crackerjack Promotions Auckland’s Annual International Buskers Festival will be showcasi…

1.6 million bags and wrappers dropped off at Auckland stores

The Packaging Forum says that 100 days into its Soft Plastic Recycling Project, Aucklanders have dropped off over 10 tonnes of soft plastic packaging at New World, PAK’nSAVE, The Warehouse and selected Countdown stores in Auckland. That’s equivalent to around ...

Old treasures are getting a new life now that Auckland Council has changed its way of collecting inorganic items.

Inorganic treasure trove going to charity

Old treasures are getting a new life now that Auckland Council has changed its way of collecting inorganic items.

What do you think? Does this initiative go far enough? Soft plastic collection bins around some supermarkets and stores now mean shopping bags, biscuit packs, and more no longer need to go to landfill.

What do you think? Does this initiative go far enough? Soft plastic collection bins around some supermarkets and stores now mean shopping bags, biscuit packs, and more no longer need to go to landfill. Photo / Getty Images

Cleaning the streets: Fine of $1000 for littering proposed by Nikki Kaye MP

Cleaning the streets: Fine of $1000 for littering proposed by Nikki Kaye MP