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Why we might have trouble phasing out HFCs

Friday - 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 appears to be rising.

Survey quizzes big business on sustainability

12 Sep 16 - Environmental and social sustainability in business is going mainstream, say those behind the latest S&P Dow Jones sustainability indices.

Packager cracks takeaway coffee poser

8 Aug 16 - A New Zealand packaging company says it has come up with an environmentally sound way of getting a takeaway coffee.

Pure air marketer offers scholarship

2 Aug 16 - A company exporting New Zealand air to polluted countries is offering a scholarship for research on the impacts of air pollution.

Fur industry wants slice of pest action

1 Aug 16 - The fur industry wants in on the Government’s dream of a predator-free New Zealand.

SUSTAINABILITY: We're getting the hang of it

Nikki Wright

27 Jul 16 - New Zealand companies are becoming more socially and environmentally active – and it’s all down to the housing crisis, growing inequality and the United Nations’ new sustainable development goals.

LanzaTech accumulates losses of $166m

14 Jul 16 - LanzaTech, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, has widened its annual loss on falling revenue as it gears up for full commercialisation of its innovative technology.

TRASH TO TREASURE: Mining waste can be mined again

30 Jun 16 - Mines typically follow a set path from prospecting, to development, to extraction and finally closure as the finite resources are exhausted. But does that really need to be the end of the mine’s...

Sanford hooks sustainability awards

Volker Kuntzsch

15 Jun 16 - New Zealand fishing company Sanford has won awards for sustainability and integrated reporting at the Australasian Reporting Awards.

GREEN GOOD: Beware of a business backlash

24 May 16 - Making money while doing good for the environment? Be careful how you tell your customers about it, or you might face a backlash.

We should skite a bit, says our peanut butter king

Pic Picot

20 May 16 - New Zealand manufacturers should be skiting to the world about making food and groceries with renewable energy, says Pic’s Peanut Butter chief executive Pic Picot.

Big names line up for Green Ribbon Awards

11 May 16 - The national airline, both major supermarket companies, one of the world’s largest technology companies, and a company that makes flexible pipes are among the finalists in the Government’s Green...

Supermarket extends soft-plastics recycling

22 Mar 16 - Progressive Enterprises is extending the industry-led, Government-funded soft-plastics recycling trial to its Countdown supermarkets in Hamilton.

Ethical shoppers scorned – and the headlines don’t help

22 Feb 16 - If we want more people to shop ethically, it’s not very helpful to cast judgement on the “ordinary” shopping public whom ethical campaigners are trying to reach.

Our thirst for gadgets has created an empire of e-waste

15 Feb 16 - Technological improvements mean that the phones, tablets, computers and other electric devices we find so essential are cheaper and more powerful than ever.

A rubbish deal goes down ... inside Russia’s mafia-dominated waste industry

9 Feb 16 - Most Europeans take pride in recycling. A good citizen separates glass from plastics, biowaste from metal cans and brags about it to their friends. Recycling helps to soothe some of the anxiety...

Corporate sustainability won’t solve climate change

7 Dec 15 - In the run-up to the COP21 international climate summit in Paris, business leaders worldwide have shown substantial support for action on greenhouse gases.

When gumboots became a lightbulb moment ...

16 Nov 15 - Looking around the OceaNZ Blue paua farm at Bream Bay, one thing Lynette Suvalko saw was lots of gumboots.

Travel industry slashes carbon emissions

16 Nov 15 - Many of the world’s biggest travel and tourism companies have improved their carbon efficiency by 20 per cent in the past decade and are on course to halve carbon dioxide emissions by 2035, according...

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Children's sunscreen fails tests

Thursday - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the...

Child labour not for us, says Karen Walker

Karen Walker

12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

Farm trust honours regional winners

8 Jun 16 - Supreme winners from the 11 regions participating in the 2016 Ballance Farm...

Canon offers prizes to environmentalists

7 Jun 16 - Canon New Zealand’s 2016 Environmental Grants Programme is open.

School gets first Powerwall battery

16 May 16 - New Zealand’s first Tesla Energy Powerwall battery has been switched on at a...

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