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 —...
Back  to the future with a deposit- return scheme

Back  to the future with a deposit- return scheme

During the 1970s, we had a pretty good recycling scheme in New Zealand. Back then, you could take empty glass bottles to a store in return for a refund. Well, the current Kiwi Bottle Drive campaign may see a return of this concept.   How the deposit return scheme...
3 hot-pink tips for being a tidy Kiwi this Xmas

3 hot-pink tips for being a tidy Kiwi this Xmas

We’re now in the final weeks of 2017. And, very soon we’ll be ‘downing tools’ to enjoy some time off with friends and family. This year, I have written a lot about caring for the environment and recycling. So, for my final post of the year, why disappoint?   You know,...
Let’s talk about plastic recycling

Let’s talk about plastic recycling

In case you don’t know, recycling is integral to our business at Pink Bins. I haven’t discussed recycling for a while, so in this post, I thought I’d revisit the subject.   Why recycle? Recently, researchers discovered a 2.5 million-square-meter island of...