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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 to a new report.

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 ‘alkaline wastes’.

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...

Marlborough waste plant gets help

28 Apr 15 - The Government will stump up a third of the cost of a new commercial and industrial waste processing plant for Marlborough.

Additives to make plastic biodegradable don’t cut it

Even a microbe won’t eat plastic.

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...

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...

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.

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Eco tours operator impresses judges

12 Oct 15 - A successful business driven by the ethos of inspiration through adventure is...

Green cleaners no better than water, says watchdog

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

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...

Accounting for your Meridian bill takes Xero energy

7 Sep 15 - Xero and Meridian Energy have announced a partnership that will save Kiwi...

Coca-Cola meeting water marks

31 Aug 15 - Coca-Cola says it will meet its 2020 water replenishment goal – to return to...

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