Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Waste efforts win award

18 April 2005

Waste efforts win award

A three-month-old partnership between Fonterra, paper and cardboard recyclers Fullcircle, and waste services company EnviroWaste which has seen Fonterra’s Clandeboye site cut the amount of waste it sends to landfill by seventy percent is the winner of the first Zero Waste National Partnership Award, presented at the recent International Zero Waste Conference held in Kaikoura.

EnviroWaste’s Timaru branch manager Peter Martin says the project illustrates just how much can be achieved when manufacturers and waste service providers work together with a common focus on waste minimisation.

Fonterra Clandeboye Process Projects Manager Rob McCoid said Fonterra’s Eco-Efficiency programme placed considerable emphasis on waste minimisation across the company’s entire operation, hence Fonterra’s partnership with Fullcircle. A Carter Holt Harvey business, Fullcircle provides recycling services, with a particular focus on cardboard recovery.

Part way through last year, Fonterra Clandeboye called for proposals from waste service providers that focused on waste minimisation and in November began trialling an EnviroWaste recycling programme. Results were so good, that in January this year the two companies formalised the partnership.

Mr McCoid says a lot of the programme’s success is due to the three partners communicating effectively and sharing knowledge and information.

“Knowing where waste comes from is the key to reducing the amount of waste created. Working closely with EnviroWaste has given us access to that information. Once people are aware of the recoverable waste they are chucking out, they can start really thinking of ways to reduce the amount of waste created in their part of the business,” he says.

“While it’s still early days, having the three companies working together towards the one goal has already produced some great results, and given us a solid base for further improvement.”

Zero Waste CEO Jo Knight says the awards were a chance to recognise those companies and individuals who were taking up the challenge to maximise recycling and minimise residual waste. Initiatives such as the one at Clandeboye were producing amazing results, and boded well for further successes in the future. -

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news