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Polyol product might be told to pay up

Tuesday - The Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy could be extended to importers of a specialist product used to make polyurethane insulation foam.

China likes the look of our ecolabelling scheme

30 Nov 16 - New Zealand’s ecolabels could soon be recognised in China.

There's a new corporate standard on sustainability

25 Oct 16 - Non-profit organisation Global Reporting Initiative has launched the first global sustainability reporting standard that uses a “common language” for companies to disclose non-financial information.

Six billion plastic bags saved since 5p charge

5 Oct 16 - Just six months after the introduction of the 5p plastic bag charge in England, the amount of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets has decreased by more than 85 per cent.

China vows cuts at home, but grows coal abroad

29 Sep 16 - Chinese companies and banks are continuing to drive global coal expansion, as state owned companies backed by state loans build coal-fired power plants across the world.

Name your price at market stacked with waste food

27 Sep 16 - Customers pay what they like at the first waste food supermarket to open in the UK.

France bans plastic plates, cups, cutlery

27 Sep 16 - France has become the world’s first country to pass a law banning plastic plates, cups and utensils unless they contain a large proportion of compostable or biologically sourced materials.


Why we might have trouble phasing out HFCs

Airconditioners in action

23 Sep 16 - 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...

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...


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Youth hostels reach sustainable milestone

24 Nov 16 - YHA New Zealand is the first accommodation network in the world be certified by...

Sharp's green efforts pay dividend

24 Nov 16 - Sharp Corporation’s efforts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of...

Business network wins sustainability award

10 Oct 16 - The Sustainable Business Network has won the Sustainability Support category in...

Children's sunscreen fails tests

22 Sep 16 - 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...

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