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Green cleaners no better than water, says watchdog

7 Sep 15 - Manufacturers of laundry balls market them as an “environmentally friendly” cleaning option.

Kia remains our only CarboNZero certified car company

7 Sep 15 - Kia is the only car company in New Zealand that has gained certification by CarboNZero.

Accounting for your Meridian bill takes Xero energy

7 Sep 15 - Xero and Meridian Energy have announced a partnership that will save Kiwi businesses time, energy and paper when accounting for their electricity bill.

Coca-Cola meeting water marks

31 Aug 15 - Coca-Cola says it will meet its 2020 water replenishment goal – to return to local communities as much water as the company uses - by the end of this year.

Peace Park gets new plantings

31 Aug 15 - Making a difference to the environment is something the team at Crowne Plaza Queenstown is passionate about – and they’re happy to get their hands dirty to prove it.

Green Star rating widens field

3 Aug 15 - The Green Star building rating has been widened to include social and financial innovation as well as environmental excellence.

Canon opens grants programme

8 Jun 15 - Canon New Zealand is calling for not-for-profit organisations and schools championing environmental initiatives to apply for its 2015 environmental grants programme.

Japan and Mongolia switch on to planting plan

8 Jun 15 - Panasonic’s international tree-planting project has hit Japan and China.

Artificial grass goes green

8 Jun 15 - Artificial grass just went green with Eco Lawn providing new eco-friendly artificial grass options that tick all the boxes, the company says.

Bank's Auckland office wins green accolade

18 May 15 - Innovative design and exemplary waste minimisation has helped BNZ to achieve a 5 Green Star Office Interiors rating for the two newest floors of its central Auckland office.

Fibreboard coffins out, pine caskets in

11 May 15 - Davis Funerals now uses caskets that are better for the environment.

Waste Warriors shift the waste

11 May 15 - Z Energy’s Waste Warriors competition has diverted 191 tonnes of waste - the equivalent of two Olympic-sized swimming pools full of waste – away from landfills in two months.

Competitive edge the secret, say farm ambassadors

11 May 15 - New Zealand dairy farmers shouldn’t lose sight of their competitive advantage, say farm environment ambassadors Mark and Devon Slee, who recently returned from a study tour of the Northern Hemisphere.

Battery-maker claims world first

4 May 15 - Energizer has launched what it says is the world’s first high-performance recycled battery.

No need for some soil additives, says report

28 Apr 15 - New research shows that farmers don’t need to add humic and fulvic acid artificially because of a high level of organic matter in New Zealand soils, Balance Agric-Nutrients says.

Tuvalu awards contract for solar power plants

20 Apr 15 - Solarcity and Infratec Renewables have been awarded a $780,000 contract to build 170kW of solar photovoltaic arrays across two government-owned buildings in Funafuti, Tuvalu.

Drink bottle recycle campaign gets more funding

20 Apr 15 - The annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful drink bottle recycling scheme will see nearly $180,000 injected into community initiatives across the country, to educate and encourage people to recycle more,...

Carpooler chases crowd funding

30 Mar 15 - Chariot, New Zealand’s first carpooling and ride sharing app, has launched an equity crowd-funding campaign.

Award-winner reopens show home

30 Mar 15 - Award-winning Rilean Construction is re-opening an energy efficient Evolution Series show home near Queenstown, as substantial demand for sustainable living continues to grow.

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