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Even a microbe won’t eat plastic.

Additives to make plastic biodegradable don’t cut it

20 Apr 15 - One of the common concerns about plastic packaging is that it is generally non-biodegradable and will persist in the environment for extremely long periods of time once thrown away.

New company helps businesses to go green

7 Apr 15 - A new company is helping others to green their supply chains.

Australian boffins make cement from iron waste

7 Apr 15 - Australian technology that harvests blast furnace waste and converts it into a new product to make cement is being trialled for commercialisation in China where 60 per cent of the world’s iron waste is produced.

How well prepared are businesses for climate change?

9 Mar 15 - The world is changing. The weather is becoming more volatile, with the number of extreme weather events on the rise. Climate change represents the new normal: the Earth is already showing the impacts of our actions, which will continue to become more visible.

Plastic bottles recycler wins acclaim

2 Mar 15 - A New Zealand company turning old plastic bottles into building insulation has won CarboNZero certification.

Can Americans save the environment and expand oil drilling?

9 Feb 15 - In a few months, we will mark the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

More green tourists asking environmental questions

2 Feb 15 - Tourists from across the world are increasingly demanding environmentally sustainable holidays.


Bank moves in on sustainability

2 Feb 15 - Environmental sustainability is one of the topics being added to the ANZ’s Privately Owned Business Barometer survey this year.

CarbonScape 'crowd' get shares

Tim Langley ... investment interest.

27 Jan 15 - Investors in New Zealand’s largest equity crowd-funding offer have received their shares.

Investiors back clean coke with close on $700,000

8 Dec 14 - New Zealand clean-tech pioneer CarbonScape raised nearly $700,000 through its crowd-sourcing campaign.

Paper mill sets new benchmarks for best practice

8 Dec 14 - Manufacturing benchmarks achieved by a rural South Australian factory are being shared and instituted across the world by global manufacturing giant Kimberly-Clark.

Fitzsimons putting her money where her heart is

Jeanette Fitzsimons ... wise investing.

1 Dec 14 - Due diligence in investments has a slightly different connotation for retired politician Jeanette Fitzsimons.

Yealands wins sustainability award

24 Nov 14 - Yealands Family Wines took the top prize in this year's Sustainable Business Network Awards.

Designer dumps leather and heads for greener pastures

Eco eyeware ... fashion shades by KSKYE.

17 Nov 14 - An eco-conscious Kiwi designer is saying goodbye to leather.

Social acceptance new key for today's miners

10 Nov 14 - A licence to dig is no longer enough for today’s mining and extractive companies. Stakeholder approval is progressively becoming a “must have” for mining companies around the globe — a requirement...

Business network names sustainability finalists

3 Nov 14 - Finalists for this year's Sustainable Business Network Awards have been named.

Supplies of rare earth materials are still far from secure

28 Oct 14 - Materials essential for technology products such as electric vehicles, wind turbines or hard disks, known as rare earth elements, aren’t becoming any less rare, or any less crucial.

Kiwi savers want investments to do clean work

20 Oct 14 - A survey of New Zealanders has revealed that Kiwis care deeply about how their KiwiSaver funds are being invested and that they want more sustainable KiwiSaver options.

BUSINESS POSER: Are you creating value, or destroying it?

Clean water ... easy to access, at the moment.

13 Oct 14 - New Zealand is leading the world on integrated reporting.


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