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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 Ribbon Awards.

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 driven by endless consumption.


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...

Industrial waste could offset climate emissions

9 Nov 15 - More than a billion tonnes of potentially toxic, bleach-like waste is produced and piled in landfills every year, with often devastating effects. And yet most people haven’t even heard of these...

Waste audit catches fishing firm by surprise

Allyn Glaysher helps with the Wellington waste audit.

21 Sep 15 - Discovering exactly what is wasted in one day at one of its sites was an eye-opener for Aotearoa Fisheries.

Tell your story ... and seize the power

7 Sep 15 - Brands that are effectively telling their sustainability story are becoming more powerful.

Tiwai halves free credits, but still pockets $5m

24 Aug 15 - Tiwai Point aluminium smelter owner New Zealand Aluminium Smelters last year received just half the number of free carbon credits it got the previous year.

Our ecolabelling is right on the mark

24 Aug 15 - New Zealand’s ecolabelling is officially up to global standards.

Milk plant cuts water consumption

24 Aug 15 - A new drying plant at Fonterra’s Pahiatua milk-powder plant will cut water consumption per litre of milk by reusing its own condensate, the dairy co-operative says.

You knock it down, we'll pick it up, says recovery firm

27 Jul 15 - New Zealand’s capacity to recycle construction, industrial and demolition material has been boosted.

Kiwi-connection company wins hydrogen patent

13 Jul 15 - A United States company with operations in New Zealand has been granted a second patent on break-through hydrogen technology.

Prefab revolution? Factory houses are the secret to green building

Prefab building ... green and cost-effective.

13 Jul 15 - The building sector globally currently consumes more energy (34%) than the transport sector (27%) or the industry sector (28%). It is also the biggest polluter, with the biggest potential for...


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