Keyword: Waste Reduction

WasteMINZ urges Government action on waste-to-energy facilities

WasteMINZ urges Government action on waste-to-energy facilities

Tonnes of masks diverted from landfill in new NZ initiative

Masks have been a must-have accessory for the last two-and-a-half years but what happens to them once they are disposed of?

Why NZ needs sustainable packaging to do business with the world

The market for sustainable products is growing as global waste continues to have a huge impact on the environment. But often it’s not the product itself that has a big footprint – it’s what it’s wrapped in.

Cash4Good competition launched for schools and community groups

The Unpackit Awards are today launching a new competition for schools and community groups, to get people talking about packaging waste and how to bring home less rubbish. The Cash4Good competition will run in tandem with the Unpackit Awards, the people’s choice awards for New Zealand’s best and worst packaging. The Cash4Good competition has a […]

Karen Driver: TakeBack of e-waste good move

Eight years ago, after moving to New Zealand, we purchased a new, small cathode ray tube TV, one of those boxy ones. Flat screens were around but far too expensive and our TV viewing didn’t warrant a big investment. After a few years of terrible and variable reception in different houses we invested in a […]

TV TakeBack switched on in NZ’s South Island today

TV TakeBack starts in most of the South Island from tomorrow (25 March) with the North Island scheduled for later this year. Convenient drop off points will be opening around the South Island over the next few days so check Where can I recycle for the ones nearest to you. TV TakeBack is an initiative […]

Unpackit 2011 Packaging Awards – Vote Now

Voting is still open for the 16 finalists in the best and worst packaging awards on

Packaging is one of those issues where progress is being made, but much more needs to be done.

These ‘Awards’ are a brilliant way of both raising general awareness and bringing some light-hearted pressure to bear on those who produce and package goods in NZ.