News — Plastic

NZ's Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme

Posted by Helen Townsend on

NZ's Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme

As New Zealanders we collectively loved the Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme. We dropped off our plastics at the supermarket to be collected for recycling but too many people took too much waste and we overwhelmed the Australian recycler to the point that they turned NZ’s soft plastics away. A New Zealand based recycler was announced and then the scheme was abruptly put on hold.  Recycling soft plastics seemed like a silver bullet – we could eat the same packaged foods without feeling guilty about creating landfill waste, or ocean plastic pollution. But the problem with recycling being proposed and sold as a solution is that...

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World Oceans Day

Posted by Helen (sales@) Rupp on

World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day will be marked this year on June 8th. This annual global celebration aims to help raise the profile of the ocean, highlight its importance in our lives and inspire more involvement to help to conserve this amazing resource, on which we all depend.

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Plastic, PLA, paper and steel straws – what is the real difference?

Posted by Helen Townsend on

Plastic, PLA, paper and steel straws – what is the real difference?

Straws are a big discussion point in the news, so we’ve broken down the real differences between plastic, PLA, paper and steel straws.

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