Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Nestlé Partners With Nanogirl To Help Kiwis Recycle Right

Nestlé and Nanogirl have announced a partnership for the 2020 Fieldays, the southern hemisphere’s largest agriculture event, to help Kiwis to recycle right.

Nanogirl, created by Auckland-based materials engineer and science educator Dr Michelle Dickinson, will present a number of fun, interactive experiments at the digital event using packaging like Uncle Tobys boxes and Maggi recipe mix sachets to help shine a light on ways to both use packaging waste, and ensure it is recycled correctly.

Dr Dickinson MNZM said, “Packaging is everywhere and what we choose to do with it is important for our planet. We’re excited to partner with Nestlé and lift the lid, so to speak, on packaging to show some of its fascinating science and engineering properties as well as ways we can re-purpose and recycle packaging to reduce the amount of packaging going to landfill.

“We’ll be presenting three different experiments that aim to inspire people on how waste can be re-purposed, while also unpacking some of the myths around recycling to help Kiwis better understand how small changes how we dispose of our packaging waste can make a positive difference.”

Nestlé Brand Manager, Amanda McDermott, said, “Recycling – and recycling right – is serious business, but with Nanogirl’s help, we’re aiming to educate and inspire people while providing some fun entertainment during Fieldays.”

In addition to Nanogirl’s experiments, Nanogirl will host a live online event at 4pm on Sunday 26 July to answer questions from Kiwi kids focussed around themes of sustainability, science and engineering with packaging, and recycling right.

Nestlé will also provide Kiwis the chance to test their own recycling knowledge by playing Nestlé’s interactive GOOD SORT recycling game.

The game will use the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) to teach audiences which bin to use when throwing out packaging waste.

Ms McDermott continued, “The game is a fun way to encourage the importance of disposing of household packaging properly, and knowing what bin to put rubbish in, by teaching people about looking for and following the Australasian Recycling Label.

The Australasian Recycling Label offers clear instructions on pack for what to do with every bit of packaging – whether it goes in the recycling bin, rubbish bin, or special instructions that should be followed, such as returning it to store for recycling. Packaging may be complex, but we’re helping to make recycling simple.”

Nestlé will feature the Australasian Recycling Label on all of its locally produced products by the end of 2020 to help consumers know how to recycle right. By the end of 2025, Nestlé is committed to making all of its packaging recyclable or reusable.

For more information on Fieldays 2020, visit https://www.fieldaysonline.co.nz/exhibitor-list/nestle .

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Pike River Recovery: Loader Driven By Russell Smith Recovered

A loader driven by former miner Russell Smith at the time of the Pike River Mine explosion has now been recovered from 1581m up the 2.3km drift access tunnel.
The recovery of the loader went smoothly and to plan. Pike River families were able to witness it being towed to a storage area, Chief Operations Officer Dinghy Pattinson says.
“We reached the loader at the end of last week, and then conducted a very deliberate and exacting forensic examination of the vehicle and operational zone... More>>


E-Cigarettes: Vaping Legislation Passes

Landmark legislation passed today puts New Zealand on track to saving thousands of lives and having a smokefree generation sooner rather than later, Associate Health Minister, Jenny Salesa says. The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) ... More>>


Housing: Government Delivers On Rental Reforms Promise

The Government has delivered on its promise to New Zealanders to modernise tenancy laws with the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment (RTA) Bill 2020 today, says Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing), Kris Faafoi. “The Residential ... More>>


National: $4 Billion Investment To End Wellington’s Congestion Woes

A National Government will invest another $4 billion in transport infrastructure across Wellington, igniting the economy and delivering the congestion-busting solutions the region has long been crying out for, National Party Leader Judith Collins says. ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Virtues (and Fluffed Opportunities) Of The Operation Burnham Report

One unspoken rule of thumb in any official public inquiry is : whatever you do, don’t conclude you were made to listen to “a litany of lies” even if the evidence of a deliberate cover-up is right there under your nose. In that respect, the report ... More>>


Office Of The Speaker: Parliament Is Revamping Its Rules

Today, the Standing Orders Committee’s report on the review of Standing Orders was presented to the House. The Speaker of the House, the Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, chairs the committee. He said today that the 2020 review will make our rules more ... More>>

Your Vote 2020: Bringing Election Coverage To Viewers Across TVNZ Channels And Platforms

As New Zealand gets ready to head to the ballot box this September, 1 NEWS is bringing voters comprehensive coverage and analysis of this year’s General Election. TVNZ’s coverage will draw on the depth of experience held across the 1 NEWS team, says Graeme ... More>>

Economy: 30% Believe Households Worse Off, 298,000 Expect To Lose Jobs

64% of New Zealanders feel the economic position of their households is the same or better than a year ago – and 30% think it is worse or much worse, while 298,000 think they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months. Households’ perceptions ... More>>

State Services Commission: Findings Of Investigation Into COVID-19 Active Cases Privacy Breach

Deputy State Services Commissioner Helene Quilter has today announced the findings of an investigation into a breach of privacy regarding sensitive personal information. The investigation looked into who or what caused the disclosure of the information, ... More>>

International Security: New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

The New Zealand Government has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes in light of China’s decision to pass a national security law for Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says. More>>


Energy: 100% Renewable Electricity Grid Explored With Pumped Storage ‘battery’

The Government is taking a significant step toward its goal for 100% renewable electricity generation in a move that could be a game changer for consumers and the creation of a low-emissions economy, Energy & Resources Minister Megan Woods said. ... More>>






InfoPages News Channels