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

 

Eco Alkalines to Support Kiwis for Kiwi

Eco Alkalines to Support Kiwis for Kiwi

Eco Alkalines are the world’s first certified carbon neutral batteries with every purchase contributing to offset projects. After launching in New Zealand earlier this year, the environmentally conscientious company is announcing a new relationship with charity, Kiwis for kiwi.

Lionel Lalonde, VP Sales Eco Alkalines Inc, says: “Our range of high power, long life alkaline batteries are the first of their kind to be certified as being carbon neutral, offsetting carbon emissions – we wanted to find a New Zealand charity that closely reflects what we’re aiming to achieve - protecting and conserving our environment.”

“Kiwis for kiwi was the perfect fit as the charity works extremely hard to help protect kiwi and their habitats across New Zealand. We’re thrilled to be on board and part of the journey - providing them the well-earned support for what they do.”

Michele Impey, Executive Director for Kiwis for kiwi, says: “We’re extremely excited to be working together with Eco Alkalines.”

“The funds will help go towards a number of kiwi conservation projects across New Zealand and of course, as kiwi are nocturnal birds, Eco Alkaline batteries will help power-up our field-workers’ head torches!”

Interesting kiwi facts:
• The national kiwi population is estimated to be 70,000. A couple of hundred years ago, there were millions of kiwi.
• An average of 27 kiwi are killed by predators every week – that’s a population decline of around 1,400 kiwi every year (or 2%). At this rate, kiwi may disappear from the mainland in our lifetime.
• A simple roaming dog can wipe out an entire kiwi population in a matter of days.
• All kiwi species are endangered, some (like rowi with a population of just 400), critically so.

Eco Alkaline batteries are environmentally responsible, contain 0% cadmium, lead or mercury, and use recyclable packaging and PET plastic – they are also a high performance, long lasting, digital quality battery that won’t let you down.

The Eco Alkaline range consists of the usual AAA, AA, C, D and 9 volt. Eco Alkaline batteries are available from Countdown nationwide, as well as smaller stores such as ecostore, Wise Circada, Wendyl's Green Goddess shop, Harvest Wholefoods, Commonsense Organics, The Loggers Shop and Huckleberry Farms. Batteries start at RRP $4.95. Eco Alkalines are also the official battery of choice at the Auckland and Wellington Zoo.

www.ecoalkalines.co.nz / www.kiwisforkiwi.org

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Skodafone Goneski: Sky TV, Vodafone Drop $3.44 Billion Merger Plan

Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand have terminated their merger agreement which aimed to create the country's largest telecommunications and media group, and have withdrawn an appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the plan. More>>

Quake Insurance: Reforms To EQC Act Announced

· Increasing the monetary cap from $100,000 (plus GST) to $150,000 (plus GST) for EQC building cover.
· Clarifying EQC land cover is for natural disaster damage that directly affects the insured residence or access to it... More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Unchanged At 1.75 Percent

Global economic growth has increased and become more broad-based. However, major challenges remain with on-going surplus capacity and extensive political uncertainty... More>>

Kaikōura Earthquake: Private Insurers Receive $1.8b Claims

Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim Grafton said most is for commercial loss at $1.36 billion, with residential claims amounting to over $460 million. “...We have a high level of confidence that most people will have received settlement offers by the end of this year." More>>

ALSO:

Forms And Data: New Proposals To Simplify Personal Income Tax

The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax. More>>