5 hot tips for being a sustainable Kiwi

5 hot tips for being a sustainable Kiwi

For today’s businesses, being sustainable is essential. Yes, minimising their impact on the environment and their communities has become as important as profit margins. But, you don’t need to be a business to do good for the environment. You, too, can be sustainable....
How to ensure your Pink Bin arrives on time

How to ensure your Pink Bin arrives on time

Do you need to get rid of some waste from your property? Are you planning to hire a Pink Bin? If so, please give us plenty of notice. In this post, I explain why. In the wake of Labour’s win in last year’s election, confidence within the construction sector seemed to...
A heads up on increased road user charges

A heads up on increased road user charges

If you live in Auckland, traffic congestion is probably causing you a bit of a headache — in the City of Sails, commuters spend on average 12 days stuck in traffic. So, to ease the pain, the Government has increased its dose of road user charges. Not long ago, our...
Let me tell you about product stewardship

Let me tell you about product stewardship

Too much waste goes to landfill in New Zealand. And, solutions for the issue include increasing the landfill levy, imposing a levy on currently exempt managed fill sites (hardfill/soil/concrete) and improving product stewardship schemes. I explain product stewardship...
Can reusable shopping bags do more harm than good?

Can reusable shopping bags do more harm than good?

“What an outrageous headline,” we hear you say. “Anything’s got to be better for the environment than single-use plastic shopping bags!” Well, not necessarily. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that we are staunch advocates for recycling —...