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Plastic Industry Ready to Work with Government

Press Release – Plastics New Zealand

[Auckland, 9 Aug 2019] The plastics industry association, Plastics New Zealand, has welcomed the Governments announcement today regarding consultation on proposed priority products and priority stewardship scheme guidelines. Read more »

New campaign to help businesses take more responsibility

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

A business campaign to increase product take back schemes has won the support of the Governments Waste Minimisation Fund. Read more »

Industry welcomes Packaging as priority

Press Release – Packaging NZ

Packaging New Zealand has welcomed the Governments recognition that packaging be considered a priority in New Zealand. Packaging New Zealands Executive Director Sharon Humphreys says: Todays announcement reflects a willingness by Government … Read more »

Tyre industry welcomes priority product proposal

Press Release – 3R Group

Millions of tyres piled around New Zealand are set to become a thing of the past with the announcement of a Government proposal to regulate stewardship of end-of-life tyres. Read more »

Govt takes vital step towards plastic pollution solution

Press Release – Greenpeace

Friday 9 August – Greenpeace is praising a Government proposal to prioritise products such as beverage containers and plastic packaging in a new waste minimisation strategy. Read more »

eDay Trust Welcomes Gov Commitment to Product Stewardship

Press Release – eDay

The release today of a discussion document by the Hon Eugenie Sage on priority waste products is a welcome step towards product stewardship for electronic waste as well as other critical waste streams. In 2017, a United Nations report identified New … Read more »

Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme ready for more regulation

Press Release – Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme

The Governments announcement to move towards co-designed and regulated product stewardship for single-use plastic packaging acknowledges the work of the existing voluntary Soft Plastics Recycling scheme. Read more »

Leaft Foods plans to produce protein from leafy crops

Press Release – Leaft Foods

Plant protein ingredients company, Leaft Foods has been launched in Canterbury by Dr John Leyland Penno and Maury Leyland Penno Read more »

Kathmandu climbs to 4-month high on upgraded profit outlook

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Kathmandu Holdings’ shares jumped to their highest level since April after the retailer said annual profit rose as much as 13 percent on faster sales growth across the Tasman and new contributions from its Oboz Footwear acquisition. Read more »

Nelson Forests exploring new wood processing opportunities

Press Release – Nelson Forests and Port Marlborough

Nelson Forests Ltd is exploring new ways to meet wood export market demand that will create jobs, increase domestic processing of logs in the Marlborough region, and add value to the Top of the South economy. Read more »

PharmaZen pre-tax profit jumps 134% for half year

Press Release – PharmaZen

It has taken biotechnology company PharmaZen Limited just six months to surpass its record full year result of 2018. Read more »

Steel & Tube confirms it will meet downgraded guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube Holdings has affirmed it will meet the downgraded guidance it provided in late May for the year ended June. Read more »

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