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Friday 20 May 2022

Recycling

Chia Sisters launches bottle re-use petition 6th May 2022 /

Chia Sisters launches bottle re-use petition

Chia Sisters has launched a petition calling on the government to establish a scheme to re-use bottles as part of its Container Return Scheme which is out for consultation.


Container Return Scheme must include milk – industry groups 4th May 2022 /

Container Return Scheme must include milk – industry groups

The Zero Waste Network and The Kiwi Bottle Drive have welcomed the government’s Container Return Scheme proposal for the breadth of materials included, that is plastic, aluminum, glass and liquid packaging board.


Transforming recycling consultation extended 2nd May 2022 /

Transforming recycling consultation extended

The government has extended the consultation period on three proposals released in April to transform recycling in Aotearoa New Zealand, Te Panoni i te Hangarua.


Campaigners call for bottle scheme submissions 4th April 2022 /

Campaigners call for bottle scheme submissions

The Kiwi Bottle Drive, New Zealand’s community campaign for bottle deposits, is calling on the public to make submissions to the government’s consultation on a proposed beverage Container Return Scheme.


Watch: Transforming Recycling 28th March 2022 /

Watch: Transforming Recycling

Transforming recycling with the government’s Container Return Scheme.


…while policy and support needed to achieve zero plastic waste – report 24th March 2022 /

…while policy and support needed to achieve zero plastic waste – report

Industry needs support from government in the form of clear and co-ordinated policy, regulation, and incentives to help New Zealand achieve zero plastic waste.


Govt’s ‘beverage container tax’ slammed 15th March 2022 /

Govt’s ‘beverage container tax’ slammed

There’s criticism of the government’s proposed container return scheme, but beverage giant Coca-Cola looks to support it under certain conditions.


Bottle drive: Govt pushes container return scheme at 20c 14th March 2022 /

Bottle drive: Govt pushes container return scheme at 20c

The government has laid out its proposed CRS, and claims manufacturers and retailers will be able to pass on costs to the consumer.


Dunedin retailers now accept soft packaging 14th March 2022 /

Dunedin retailers now accept soft packaging

Dunedin residents can now recycle their soft plastic packaging at eight Countdown, New World and The Warehouse stores across Dunedin and Mosgiel.


Govt seeks refining food production ideas in waste consultation 18th October 2021 /

Govt seeks refining food production ideas in waste consultation

The government is seeking feedback on proposals for a new waste strategy and options for legislation.


Meadow Fresh makes recycled plastic moves for milk bottle 12th October 2021 /

Meadow Fresh makes recycled plastic moves for milk bottle

Goodman Fielder is reducing the amount of virgin plastic originating from Meadow Fresh brand milk bottles by including recycled plastic content in its containers.


Synlait Swappa Bottle supermarket pilot starts 5th October 2021 /

Synlait Swappa Bottle supermarket pilot starts

Consumer demand and the bedding down of new processes will dictate the next steps following the four-week trial.


Cadbury claims recycled plastic packaging first 22nd September 2021 /

Cadbury claims recycled plastic packaging first

The new part-recycled packaging for Cadbury Dairy Milk family blocks will hit New Zealand shelves next year.


Govt urged to implement beverage container return scheme 22nd September 2021

Govt urged to implement beverage container return scheme

The Kiwi Bottle Drive has launched an ad campaign to encourage the government to immediately implement a beverage container return scheme.


Beverage cartons, coffee cups recycler secures funding 21st September 2021 /

Beverage cartons, coffee cups recycler secures funding

Kiwi company saveBOARD has secured a A$1.74m grant from the Australian and New South Wales governments to set-up a A$5m facility that will turn packaging waste such as used beverage cartons and coffee cups into building materials.


Wellington meat trays sorted 2nd August 2021 /

Wellington meat trays sorted

Wellington City Council’s recycling facility now has an optical sorter, capable of diverting over seven million meat and other clear plastic trays from the region’s landfills and overseas processors each year.


Again Again preps version 2.0 for trial 21st July 2021 /

Again Again preps version 2.0 for trial

Think you know reusable takeaway coffee cup company Again Again? Think again (again).


Southern hemisphere silicone recycling scheme first 12th May 2021

Southern hemisphere silicone recycling scheme first

A new silicone recycling scheme, said to be a first for the southern hemisphere, has been launched by eco friendly product retailer Much Cupboard.