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Cement producers developing climate plan

11 Jul 18 - Cement makers who run one of the world's biggest industries - and are a leading producer of greenhouse gas emissions - might finally be making moves to combat climate change.

Ministry seeks waste mountain solution

1 Jun 18 - A taskforce is being set up to look at how to deal with a growing mountain of recyclable waste for which New Zealand is struggling to find a market.

Minister vows to fix our rubbish record on waste

22 Jan 18 - The Government will review the way the Waste Management Act is being implemented as New Zealand’s rubbish mountain climbs.

Wood waste company wins $359,000 grant

23 May 17 - A company turning wood waste into products like mulch and animal bedding has won a Government grant to help it to process bigger volumes.

Most industrial emitters meet returns deadline

11 Apr 17 - Most industrial emitters got their 2016 returns in on time.

Businesses face increasing risk from pollution

17 Mar 17 - New Zealand businesses are increasingly at risk from pollution and contamination, says an insurance expert.

While governments dither, companies do the job

14 Mar 17 - Businesses and cities are taking up the slack left by government policy, aligning environmental goals with climate science.


Levi’s to go all the way with 100% recycled cotton

17 Feb 17 - The world’s oldest jeans brand has announced plans to become the first in the fashion industry to make all of its products from 100 per cent recycled cotton by 2025.

Taste of the future ... turning food waste into flour

13 Feb 17 - Flour from food waste? Establishing a business doing just that has earned a pair of entrepreneurs recognition as a Good Food pioneer – and a year’s business mentoring.

US opens door to NZ ecolabelled manufacturers

3 Feb 17 - Kiwi paint and floor-covering manufacturers licensed by Environmental Choice New Zealand will find it easier to crack markets in the United States markets this year.

ROBOT REVOLUTION: Boss' job will go, not the gardener's

24 Jan 17 - Advances in artificial intelligence mean a second wave of change is approaching – and it is not the low-paid service sector where jobs are most at risk.

Polyol product might be told to pay up

6 Dec 16 - The Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy could be extended to importers of a specialist product used to make polyurethane insulation foam.

China likes the look of our ecolabelling scheme

30 Nov 16 - New Zealand’s ecolabels could soon be recognised in China.

There's a new corporate standard on sustainability

25 Oct 16 - Non-profit organisation Global Reporting Initiative has launched the first global sustainability reporting standard that uses a “common language” for companies to disclose non-financial information.

Six billion plastic bags saved since 5p charge

5 Oct 16 - Just six months after the introduction of the 5p plastic bag charge in England, the amount of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets has decreased by more than 85 per cent.

China vows cuts at home, but grows coal abroad

29 Sep 16 - Chinese companies and banks are continuing to drive global coal expansion, as state owned companies backed by state loans build coal-fired power plants across the world.

Name your price at market stacked with waste food

27 Sep 16 - Customers pay what they like at the first waste food supermarket to open in the UK.

France bans plastic plates, cups, cutlery

27 Sep 16 - France has become the world’s first country to pass a law banning plastic plates, cups and utensils unless they contain a large proportion of compostable or biologically sourced materials.

Why we might have trouble phasing out HFCs

Airconditioners in action

23 Sep 16 - New Zealand is among more than 100 countries calling for an early phase-out of use of the potent greenhouse gas hydroflourocarbon – which could be a challenge, because this country’s use of it...


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