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

 

Recycling facility boost for local jobs

Chris Bishop

National Candidate for Hutt South

Media Release

12 August 2014


Recycling facility boost for local jobs

The Government's $4 million investment into a new plastic recycling facility to be built in Lower Hutt will help create local jobs and better protect the environment, says National Candidate for Hutt South Chris Bishop.

"I welcome the smart investment into Flight Plastics as another example of the National-led Government backing our local exporters," says Mr Bishop.

The grant is funded from the Waste Minimisation Fund, and follows an extensive feasibility study undertaken in 2011.

"Flight Plastics is a great example of the types of innovative industries we can build in the Hutt. The plant is a world-class facility capable of producing fully compliant and safe food packaging from recycled PET plastic," says Mr Bishop.

"Instead of exporting masses of plastic waste to Asia, we'll be able to process thousands of tonnes of waste right here in Lower Hutt – reducing waste and creating jobs.

"Upgrading our transport links, building on the work of Callahan Innovation and rolling out ultra-fast broadband will help encourage more investment into high-tech manufacturing in the Hutt," says Mr Bishop.

About Flight Plastics:

Flight Plastics manufactures plastic food packaging for New Zealand and international food production companies, including key exporters such as New Zealand King Salmon and Cadbury. Flight Plastics has approximately 200 employees. In 2012 the company’s revenue was approximately $20 million, 70 percent of which was export revenue.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The EU’s Beef With Google

There’s every indication that Google would be on a losing wicket if it chooses to fight the European Union competition watchdogs, who have just levied a $3.3 billion fine on the firm – with the prospect of worse to come if Google doesn’t quickly change the anti-competitive practices at the heart of a court battle that’s been seven years in the making.

Essentially, the case involved Google’s alleged abuse of the stranglehold it enjoys on the online advertising associated with its search activities. More>>

 
 

Legislation: Point England Housing Bill Passed

The passage of the Point England Development Enabling Bill through Parliament this evening will benefit Auckland with additional housing, help resolve Ngāti Paoa’s Treaty claim and improve the local environment and recreation facilities, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More>>

ALSO:

Cyberducation: Digital Curriculum Launch And Funding Package

Consultation on new digital technologies content for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Māori-medium Curriculum, was launched today by Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election