13th October 2021 Environment / Government
A freight and supply chain strategy, developing a circular economy and bioeconomy, and further reducing and separating food waste are among new low-emission initiatives the government is seeking feedback on.
Global food businesses Mars and McDonald’s have accelerated their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) strategies, both pledging to move to net z
Silver Fern Farms says securing a $1m grat from the government will help the company end coal use by 2030.
Meadow Mushrooms, Talley’s and Mataura Valley Milk among latest recipients of $70m GIDI fund.
Air New Zealand is testing new eco-serviceware for its international inflight food offerings.
New Zealand is missing out on economic gains because it has been too slow to transition to a low carbon circular economy, according to a new report from the Sustainable Business Network.
The plan was expected to be released by this December.
Silver Fern Farms says it has achieved Toitū enviromark diamond certification, the highest New Zealand-based environmental certification.
Fonterra is to stop using coal at its Stirling cheese plant in Otago, moving to wood biomass to fire the site by August 2022.
The government is banning difficult to recycle food and drink packaging and a raft of single-use plastics by 2025.
Environmental programmes across the country are in line for a $6.4m grant from the Ministry for the Environment, according to Secretary for the Environment Vicky Robertson.
With even institutional investors wanting green metrics, there has been a convergence of mainstream and impact investment in the agrifoodtech community.
Consumers should give up meat on World Earth Day, even if only for a day, says the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.
“The Government has invested 18 months of work into figuring out how a container return scheme would work, but unfortunately vested industry groups are pushing hard to exclude glass from the scheme.”
The Climate Action Toolbox has been launched to help small businesses reduce their carbon emissions.
Our Seas Our Future is calling on prime minister Jacinda Ardern to ban single-use paper and plastic products.
In its third year, Growing for Good grants aimed inspire New Zealand kids to learn about and preserve the environment.
A reusable cup company has launched its $750,000 crowdfunded equity raise to back an expansion of its cup service, and expand its product range to replace other single-use plastics.
The five-day event is being held next month.