Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Recycling arrives with style on forecourts

21 November, 2002

Recycling arrives with style on forecourts thanks to BP, Coca-Cola and Love NZ

BP and Coca-Cola New Zealand are joining forces with Love NZ to launch a new recycling initiative on BP Connect service station forecourts around the country – the first time forecourt recycling will be available in New Zealand.

Minister for the Environment Hon. Amy Adams will launch the project at 3pm on Wednesday 21 November 2012 at BP Connect Lunn Ave.

Bins will be installed at 30 sites across Auckland within the next two months, with further bins to be installed at 80 BP Connect forecourts across the country. The project will liaise with suppliers, recyclers and councils in each region to set up effective paper cup recycling.

Based on current trials, it is expected the 80 recycling ‘bintainers’ will together collect enough cans, bottles and cups in one year to stretch well beyond the length of New Zealand when stacked end to end* and weigh the equivalent of 6,354 All Blacks**

Love NZ, an organisation working to increase public place recycling, said the partnership with BP, the biggest retailer of coffee in the country, and Coca-Cola had the potential to greatly reduce waste to landfill. This project is part of a commercial programme which has received contributory funding from the Waste Minimisation Fund.

Nicky Wagner, Chair of the Love NZ Board said: “Most Kiwis are good recyclers at home. 73% of us have access to kerbside recycling and we’re pretty good at using that. But only 18% of waste material collected out and about is recycled. These new recycling ‘bintainers’ on BP Connect forecourts will make it easy for people to recycle their containers and packaging while out and about.

“The BP, Coca-Cola partnership is a very visible illustration of Love NZ’s commercial initiative to partner with major brands to install and promote more out and about recycling bins. The ultimate goal is to get 100 million drinks and food containers recycled while Kiwis are out and about each year. We now have over 1000 permanent recycling bins around the country and around 2000 mobile event recycling bins but we need more so that recycling bins are as available as waste bins,” she said.

BP’s Convenience Retail Operations Manager Jason McMenamin said industry had an important role to play in helping promote recycling and sustainability practices.

“As the major retailer of hot coffee in the country through our Wild Bean Cafes, we are very keen to make a difference, and our customers are too. As local councils introduce paper cup recycling services, we welcome the chance to support the recycling effort and to make it easy for our customers.

“In trials, our bins are already collecting around 695kg of recyclable material a month each, the equivalent of around 25,000 plastic bottles, cans and cups.”

George Adams, Managing Director of Coca-Cola NZ said: “Coca-Cola New Zealand has been involved in recycling since the early 1970’s and we’ve invested significantly in establishing a huge variety of programmes to encourage and promote effective out and about recycling.

BP service stations sell a huge number of our products, and all of those are in recyclable containers. Our mission is to be a catalyst for positive change in recycling behavior and ultimately to decrease the number of beverage containers needlessly going to landfill.

We’re delighted to be part of this new scheme.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news