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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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Aotea Great Barrier Island gets a community recycling centre

Published: Friday 28 June 2019

A new community recycling and reuse centre will soon open on Aotea – the sixth to open across Auckland, as part of Auckland Council’s Resource Recovery Network.

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Visy Recycling Centre open day a success

Published: Thursday 27 June 2019

Do you know what happens to your kerbside recycling once it leaves your place in the truck? At the recent Visy Open Day, 142 Aucklanders got a behind-the-scenes look at how their kerbside recycling gets sorted.

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Soft plastic recycling returns to Auckland

Published: Wednesday 26 June 2019

Aucklanders can once again recycle their plastic shopping bags and plastic wrappers with the i...

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No single-use plastic shopping bags from 1 July

Published: Saturday 22 June 2019

Make sure you pack a reusable bag when leaving home to avoid being caught bagless as the ban on single-use plastic bags come to effect on 1 July 2019.

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