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Join the 'refillution' at Auckland Council Libraries and Pools and Leisure Centres

Published: Thursday 25 July 2019

Auckland Council is proud to join the ‘refillution’ with selected libraries and all pools and leisure centres registering as official ‘RefillNZ Stations’ – places where people are welcome to stop in and refill their reusable water bottles for free, no questions asked.

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What does compostable or biodegradable really mean?

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2019

Consumer demand for alternatives to single-use plastic packaging, and the desire from businesses to lessen their environmental impact, has led to a plethora of new packaging choices.

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Bin or bags – time to make your choice

Published: Tuesday 16 July 2019

Now that the new roadside rubbish collection service has been launched on Aotea Great Barrier Island, Auckland Council is encouraging the local community to make sure they have either bags or a bin ready for when the changes take full effect on Monday, 5 August 2019. There will be no changes to the roadside recycling collection service.

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New stormwater works project underway on Waiheke

Published: Tuesday 16 July 2019

Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters announced today that new stormwater works are due to get underway on Tahi Road, Ostend Road, Tawaipareira Reserve and the Waiheke Refuse Transfer Station to improve the stormwater network.

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Calling all zero waste innovators

Published: Monday 15 July 2019

Grants of up to $50,000 are available from Auckland Council for Aucklanders with innovative ideas on how to reduce waste. The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) helps bring ideas to life and support the city to reach its target of zero waste to landfill by 2040.

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Roadside recycling service keeps resources out of landfill

Published: Wednesday 3 July 2019

Residents and ratepayers on Aotea Great Barrier Island are being encouraged to keep recycling, using their yellow recycling crates, in tandem with the new roadside rubbish collection service that launches on Monday 1 July.

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New waste services support zero waste target on Great Barrier Island

Published: Monday 1 July 2019

Auckland Council is rolling out new waste services on Aotea Great Barrier Island from 1 July 2...

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Retailers urged not to landfill leftover plastic bags

Published: Monday 1 July 2019

With the plastic bag ban coming into force on Monday, retailers are being urged not to landfill any leftover lightweight shopping bags. Landfilling leftover bags is a waste of resources.

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Single-use medical devices get another lease on life

Published: Monday 1 July 2019

A desire to eliminate the growing environmental and financial waste in New Zealand’s healthcare sector led young engineer, Oliver Hunt, to start Medsalv.

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Recycling: Seven fun facts

Published: Monday 1 July 2019

Where does it go and what’s done with it? What’s the weirdest thing found in a recycling bin? Here are some interesting facts.

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