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No more TV recycling

April 16th, 2014

We are no longer accepting CRT TVs or CRT monitors at our RCN e-Cycle depots in Wanaka or Queenstown. Recycling them is just too expensive to make a user-pays collection viable.┬áIn Australia, the manufacturers and importers cover the recycling cost. …more

Sorting building waste

March 17th, 2014

What are the most common materials that builders recycle? Cardboard, metal and glass – from the after-work beers! Breen have been trialling recycling systems on their building sites. “You have to clean up anyway, so it’s not really any more …more

See you at the A&P show

March 5th, 2014

Bis and the crew will be collecting all the rubbish and the recycling from the A&P show this weekend. You can help them out by putting rubbish and recycling in the right bins (coffee cups are the tricky one – …more

Education for Sustainability

February 17th, 2014

We’ve a created a newsletter to showcase the amazing work our local schools and early childhood centres are doing as they journey towards sustainability. Click here to read about our three Silver Enviroschools, and the 2014 Central Otago Enviroschools teacher …more

Newsletter: EfS in Queenstown Lakes

February 11th, 2014

I have been working on a newsletter to showcase some of the amazing work our local schools and early childhood centres are doing as they journey towards sustainability. In this issue read about; Enviroschools reflection sessions at Queenstown Primary, Wanaka …more

Life after beer

February 11th, 2014

What happens to glass bottles after you drop them off for recycling? The Wastebusters processing crew sort glass by hand into three colours. Off it goes to Auckland to be melted down and made into new bottles.That’s real recycling – …more

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