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Cutting food waste to feed the world

June 28th, 2011

A recent FAO report on food waste was released in May at Save Food!, an international congress held in Düsseldorf at the trade fair of the international packaging industry Interpack2011. Basically, people waste a lot of food. And the richer they are – …more

QPS is a Bronze Enviroschool

June 27th, 2011

This week I was inspired by the journey of reflection we took as the Enviroschool team looked back over the work that the school has been doing and decided that Queenstown Primary School are now a Bronze Enviroschool. Queenstown Primary …more

Where does it go?

June 23rd, 2011

Bis and I headed to Timaru last week to shake some hands and shepherd our first load of recycled plastic which we are sending directly offshore to the recycling plants in Asia. People are always interested in where the stuff they drop off …more

Shaping Our Future Forums

June 22nd, 2011

With the first round of the Shaping Our Future Forums over, including the repeat forums that were held for people who couldn’t make the first ones, it is now time for the second stage to begin. The dates are as …more

Waste Audits

June 21st, 2011

I’ve said it for years and I’m sure I’ll still be saying it for years to come – Waste is easy! It’s also one of the easiest places to start or check in with your journey towards sustainability. Waste is something we all have experience of, it’s in our daily lives – even if we don’t want it, it is thrust upon us without a care in the world as to the damage it may do. But……does it have to be this way?

Packaging – A Designers Perspective

May 31st, 2011

As part of our ongoing look at the packaging industry I asked Mary MacGregor-Reid, a packaging designer of Black Robin Design fame some leading questions last week. The competition with imported low ‘ethic’ packaging that Mary brings up is an …more

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