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Plastic campaigners fear key solution left out – Kiwi Bottle Drive

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Plastic campaigners fear key solution left out – Kiwi Bottle Drive

Plastic campaigners are still waiting for a crucial piece of zero-waste infrastructure after The Green’s action-on-waste announcement yesterday. In what is being called “a boost to plastic recycling”, Associate Minister Eugenie Sage said yesterday the government planned to draft a strategy for increasing local capacity for recyclables, but plastic campaigners say without proper collection systems […]

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Organisations unite to fight plastic – Kiwi Bottle Drive

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Zero Waste campaigners are excited for the celebration launch tomorrow of an open letter addressed to the beehive and calling for strong action on ocean plastics. The Kiwi Bottle Drive has teamed up with ocean campaigners, Auckland Zoo, community recycling networks, Māori zero waste campaigners, marine scientists, sustainable businesses and engineers to collaborate on an […]

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England’s vow to tackle plastic pollution inspiring – Kiwi Bottle Drive

By   /  March 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Zero-waste campaigners say they are excited to hear England is going to introduce a bottle deposit scheme and are calling on the New Zealand government to follow suit. All drinks containers in England, whether plastic, glass or metal, will be covered by a deposit return scheme, The UK government announced yesterday. The scheme will cut […]

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Hundreds of messages in bottles hit Beehive – Kiwi Bottle Drive

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of messages in bottles hit Beehive – Kiwi Bottle Drive

Community organisation The Kiwi Bottle Drive and supporters gathered on the steps of parliament this morning to deliver hundreds of messages in bottles, calling for the government to introduce a bottle deposit scheme. Campaigners used fish and seabird masks to symbolise the plight of the ocean, which organiser Rowan Brooks says is being seriously harmed […]

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Plastic bottle sea monsters take on Coca-Cola – Kiwi Bottle Drive

By   /  October 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Plastic bottle sea monsters take on Coca-Cola – Kiwi Bottle Drive

Sea monsters made out of plastic bottles and cans by children over the school holidays are being hand-delivered to Coca-Cola’s Auckland headquarters this afternoon, calling on the beverage giant to get serious about plastic waste. The sea monsters, created by children in a series of craft workshops, are being delivered by environmental organisation The Kiwi […]

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New plastic policy shows leadership on waste issues – Kiwi Bottle Drive

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Clean beaches may be only a vote away following the welcome announcement of the Green Party to introduce a ‘bottle deposit scheme’ – sometime known as a ‘Container Deposit Scheme’ – to New Zealand, as part of the Party’s plan to clean up beaches and communities. The policy is aimed at curbing the use of […]

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