NEW ZEALAND

Sydney, Auckland join global cities in zero waste movement

Sydney, Auckland join global cities in zero waste movement

Twenty-three cities, including Sydney and Auckland, are taking a closer step towards zero waste with their latest declaration to cut waste sent to landfill and incineration by 50 per cent, which will avoid disposal of at least 87 million tonnes of waste...

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New Zealand announces a ban on single-use plastics

New Zealand announces a ban on single-use plastics

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that the country will be phasing out single-use plastic bags over the next 12 months in a bid to "safeguard New Zealand's clean, green reputation".

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Countdown is committed to advancing the circular economy

Countdown is committed to advancing the circular economy

Countdown will be supporting the Sustainable Business Network's Circular Economy Accelerator (CEA) in its work to complete a diagnostic study in New Zealand's entire plastic packaging system, which aims to identify key challenges and interventions for...

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PVC Recycling in Hospitals program expands to 150 hospitals in 2018

PVC Recycling in Hospitals program expands to 150 hospitals in 2018

The Vinyl Council of Australia aims to expand its successful PVC Recycling in Hospitals program to cover 150 hospitals by the end of 2018.

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An Australian bee is set to disrupt the plastics industry

An Australian bee is set to disrupt the plastics industry

Humble Bee, a biotech start-up founded in New Zealand, is on the way to reducing the use of plastic in a major way through the reverse-engineering of the nesting material of the Australian masked bee in a bid to manufacture a biodegradable alternative...

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A new partnership has formed

A new partnership has formed

Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH and CEMAC Technologies have partnered to service the Australian and New Zealand markets.

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Microplastics: small plastics, big problem

Microplastics: small plastics, big problem

Almost everything we own and buy contains plastics. Look around. If it's not the chair you're sitting on, or that part of a pen in your drawer, that bottle in your refrigerator, it may be this thing you're holding - your smartphone, or a keyboard, or...

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NZ to invest in more recycling plants to deal with China's import ban

NZ to invest in more recycling plants to deal with China's import ban

New Zealand is planning to invest more in recycling plants and set up a government-led taskforce to work out how to grapple with the fallout from China's ban on waste imports.

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Circular economy could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Auckland

Circular economy could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Auckland

Moving away from the traditional take-make-waste model to a more sustainable one could bring more than $8 billion to Auckland's economy, according to a new report.

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Bioenergy Association calls for more focus put on food processing waste

Bioenergy Association calls for more focus put on food processing waste

In response to the New Zealand government's policy of achieving zero emissions by 2050 the Bioenergy Association has come out and said that if we are to achieve zero emissions by 2050, then reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food processing sector...

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