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Fonterra calls a halt to new coal-fired boilers

18 Jul 19 - FONTERRA is implementing an immediate ban on new coal-fired boilers, but says it is not yet ready to be coal-free.

You're welcome (not), Mayor Cull tells mineralists

Dave Cull

30 May 19 - Dunedin mayor Dave Cull welcomed minerals sector executives to his city this week by telling them he backed the anti-fossil-fuel protesters trying to stop them.

Big Oil races to buy slice of e-car business

7 Feb 19 - For decades, oil and gas companies and utilities dismissed electric cars. Now, the old petroleum and power giants are muscling into the driver’s seat of the “new fuels” industry.

Time to can meat and milk, says fish company

16 Nov 18 - The head of New Zealand’s largest fishing company is calling for strong action on climate change – including replacing meat and dairy products in people’s diets with fish.

Waste Management boosts sustainability

5 Nov 18 - Waste Management is to make sustainable procurement a priority.

High-yield farms clue to feeding the world

2 Oct 18 - Forget organic agriculture: instead, go for growth, use less land and choose high-yield farms. They may be the best answer to the planet’s needs.

Climate change could mean the end of our hoki and chips treat

27 Sep 18 - Will a warming world spell the end of the traditional New Zealand Friday night hoki and chips?


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.


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