Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

Auckland 9-year-old on a mission to get compost bins in every school

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Nine-year-old Nico Tauri is on a mission to have every school in New Zealand install compost bins. It comes after he successfully convinced consumer goods giant Unilever to take plastic scoops out of its Surf washing powder. Unilever said the move, due to start in June 2022, would reduce the amount of plastic in circulation Read more

‘Making a difference’ – How recycled chip packets are helping Auckland’s vulnerable

Monday, March 14th, 2022

An Auckland-based organisation is helping the city’s most vulnerable people in the most unlikely of ways – with empty potato chip packets. The Chip Packet Project (CPPNZ) was founded in September 2021 during lockdown, and was a spin-off of the UK-based organisation, Crisp Packet Project. The organisation collects freshly-washed chip packets, or any foil-wrapped food Read more

Family of seven put kerbside rubbish bin out just five times a year

Monday, June 28th, 2021
kerbside rubbish

We might think that being greener at home means being more mindful. But Bindi Chouhan and her family of seven, who generate less than five rubbish bins worth of waste per year, say that most sustainable things they do on a daily basis are mindless. The fourth-generation Indian-Zimbabwean grew up in a micro village of Read more

$3m grant for NZ’s first 100% recycled plastic food packaging

Monday, July 15th, 2019

The government is investing $3 million in the creation of New Zealand’s first 100 percent recycled plastic food packaging range. Ms Sage said recycling plastics for food containers was part of an effective response to China’s National Sword policy that restricted the amount of waste imports it accepted. Read more Related Posts:Worldwide, just twenty firms Read more

Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the name of profit and convenience, corporations are literally choking our planet with a substance that does not just “go away” when we toss it into a bin. Since the 1950s, some 8.3bn tons of plastic have been produced Read more

Cassocks made from recycled from bottles

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The Church of England has joined the war on plastic as vicars buy cassocks made from recycled bottles. A clerical clothing manufacturer has launched the first-ever plastic cassock in a bid to make priestly clothing more eco-friendly. Read more Related Posts:Worldwide, just twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic…Auckland 9-year-old on a mission to get Read more

Sister Anna changing people’s attitude to the environment

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Sister Anna Wiwiek Soepraptiwi, a Daughter of Charity who lives in Nausori, has educated many women on how to prevent harming the environment by recycling rubbish and then selling the product. “It is a lot of detailed work, but with perseverance and patience, anyone can create a nice artwork from the recycled plastics,” Anna says. Read more