Seven New Zealanders recommend a daily change they think Kiwis could make to help Aotearoa’s environment.
How can you turn junk into cash, and encourage manufacturers and consumers to do the right thing when it comes to cutting down and disposing of packaging waste? These are some of the questions preoccupying Tom Szaky, the founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global recycling company trying to find other uses for waste.
There aren't too many options for recycling your old computers, laptops, phones and tablets here in NZ - most of it gets dumped in landfill or sent overseas. A company in Auckland has developed a way to mine precious metals like gold, silver and palladium using bacteria.
Overconsumption of clothing is a big waste issue in the world's major cities, with polyester contaminating waterways. But now a New Zealand company is doing something about it.
Last year, the Soft Plastic Recycling Project collected 100 tonnes of packaging from 200 bins set up in Countdowns, Pak'n'Saves, New Worlds and Warehouses.
'Learn, Fix, Buy' reads a sign in the window of the Edinburgh Remakery. Here, and at a sister site in South London, people learn how to mend their own furniture, textiles, phones and computers.
Rachel Benefield's family of five hasn't bought single-use plastic for six months. It's surprising how hard ditching plastic isn't, she tells Jesse Mulligan.
Liam Prince and Hannah Blumhardt have been living zero-waste in Wellington for over two years. They send nothing to landfill, use no more than one wheelie bin for recycling a year and buy no disposable plastic.
Robert Scott is saving waste and surplus wood from the building industry from getting bulldozed into the landfill and restoring it so it for re-use.