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Rubbish At Recycling – New Zealand Ranks Second To Last In International Packaging Recyclability Trial

Press Release – Consumer NZ

The results are in and it seems New Zealand clean green image isnt so squeaky clean when it comes to recycling packaging. Consumer organisations, including Consumer NZ, from nine countries assessed packaging recyclability and labelling of 11 popular … Read more »

Climate Summit: Following NZ’s Lead On Climate Action Would Be A Disaster, Says Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is calling out Jacinda Arderns lack of action on emissions from agriculture as the Prime Minister speaks at the Leaders Summit on Climate convened by US President Biden. In a speech during the summit, Ardern encouraged all countries to put a price … Read more »

The CityLINK Bus Route Goes Electric

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Today Aucklands red buses are going electric. <img src=”” width=”720″ height=”480″> As part of Aucklands Low Emission Bus Roadmap, Auckland Transport (AT) and operator NZ Bus today unveiled … Read more »

Deep Sea Mining Tests Indicate “significant Disturbance”, Greenpeace Reveals

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Eastern Central Pacific Ocean, 22nd April 2021 – Greenpeace has documented signs of “significant disturbance” from deep sea mining tests in the Pacific Ocean. New images reveal a large patch of sediment rising to the surface of the water … Read more »

Groundwater Wells Run Risk Of Running Dry – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre NZ

  New analysis of roughly 39 million groundwater wells around the world, including in New Zealand, sheds light on just how many run the risk of running dry. US researchers found that between 6 to 20 per cent are shallow enough that they may … Read more »

Big Irrigation Consent Locks In Climate, Water, And Health Damage – Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is today condemning a large-scale irrigation consent as locking in overstocking of the land with dairy cows which is bad news for our climate, a guarantee of more water pollution and a risk to human health. Environment Canterbury has … Read more »

Watercare Water Supply Update: 23 April

Press Release – Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Hnua Ranges 0mm 33.0mm Waitkere Ranges 0mm 20.5mm       Dam storage (in total):n to Today: 51. 15% Yesterday: 51.27% Normal for this time of year: 76.8% Water consumption: Target … Read more »

IBM Study: COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted 9 In 10 Surveyed Consumers’ Views On Sustainability

Press Release – PR Newswire

-Global research reveals majority of consumers are willing to pay to support a sustainable future ARMONK, N.Y., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated consumers’ focus on sustainability and willingness to pay out of their own pockets … Read more »

Statement By UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa On The Leaders Summit On Climate Change

Press Release – UNFCCC

22 April 2021 – The global climate change emergency is a clear, present and growing danger to all people on this planet. It recognizes no borders and while nations may be impacted differently, none are immune. This is a time for leadership, courage … Read more »

New 1bn USD Initiative Raises The Bar For Forest Carbon Credits, But Risk Of Abuse Remains

Press Release – Carbon Market Watch

A joint reaction by Carbon Market Watch and the Rainforest Foundation Norway to the announcement of a new coalition to finance forestry climate projects BRUSSELS/OSLO 22 April 2021 In the context of the US President Bidens Leaders Summit, … Read more »

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