The Sustainable Business Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards. Now in their 19th year, they recognise businesses, local government, social enterprises and individuals for success in sustainability.
We’d love your help to gauge how important Kiwis think it is for businesses to take responsibility for the products they make or sell so they don’t end up in landfill.
Oxygen Consulting in collaboration with the Sustainable Business Network, Sustainable Business Council and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have launched their 2021 Insights on New Zealand’s Sustainability Professionals. Despite the huge impact of Covid-19 over the past year on jobs within many industries, overall the sustainability profession continues to grow.
The new Climate Action Toolbox is the result of a collaboration led by the Sustainable Business Network that started midway through last year. Phil Jones, who heads the team, recalls how the project started and sets a big goal for the next year.
Small businesses in New Zealand now have an easy-to-use, free tool to help them reduce their carbon emissions.
SBN’s submission provides general support for the Vision contained in the Draft Advice from the newly created Climate Change Commission.
We focus whether the Advice delivers on that Vision, and how well it meets the aspirations of New Zealand’s people and their businesses.
In some areas we believe more radical and holistic solutions are needed.
A new T-shirt produced in Aotearoa offers a fresh take on ‘what goes around comes around’ in fashion.
Electric vehicles and energy storage systems rely on battery technology. So, what’s going to happen to those large batteries when they reach the end of life in Aotearoa? An industry alliance has a plan that could be world-leading and it wants your feedback.
An Auckland business plans to bury millions of plastic milk bottles, but not as landfill. That’s where it gets interesting. They’re going to turn them into underground pipes.
One of the largest hospitals in the world is looking after the health of the planet as well as taking care of its patients. Every year it diverts thousands of tonnes of waste from going to landfill so it can be recycled and given another chance at life. That’s just what the doctor ordered and it’s happening right here in Aotearoa.
It’s unavoidable, there’s an endless flow of news articles about plastic ending up in our environment and growing attention focused on reducing plastic pollution.
The plastic waste landscape is rapidly changing. Businesses are finding it difficult to navigate and are looking for the right advice on packaging. New plastic packaging guidance is released today that outlines the pathway ahead for businesses.
Alarming photos of sea creatures strangled by plastic created justified outrage about how we are dealing with packaging and pollution. While Kiwi shoppers have embraced the ban on single-use plastic bags, major businesses here are now working hard on long term solutions.