Could the days of the classic Kiwi meat-and-three-veg soon be a thing of the past? The release of the EAT-Lancet Commission’s report last month reignited a global debate on food, health and what we should be eating to save the planet. The report recommends plating up with mostly veg and fruit (no surprises there) and among whole grains and plant proteins, a meagre amount of meat and dairy – far, far less than what Kiwis may be accustomed to.
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Anyone who’s ever been on a building site notices how much gets thrown away. Nearly every project starts with some form of demolition or clearance. There’s earth moving, removal of unwanted buildings and infrastructure, as well as discarded fittings and fixtures.
Dresden’s fresh look at optometry is influenced by circular economy principles.
2018 saw a lot of movement on sustainability, ranging from new government commitments on climate change to the phasing out of single-use plastic bags. Want to know what’s in store for 2019? Here are some predictions from the SBN team.
Entries are now open for the Good Food Boost 2019! If you have a fledgling food business and want the opportunity to participate in this six week programme with five exclusive mentoring sessions, enter now!
Many businesses in New Zealand are extending a growing focus on sustainability into their suppliers and supply chain. This includes cleaners, alongside property management and other services. This paradigm shift in procurement means enlarging the picture and no longer hiring just on price and a minimum standard of service.
Entries are still open for the Good Food Boost 2019! If you or some you know has a good food business and wants the opportunity to participate in this six week programme, enter now!
Fonterra is the biggest company in New Zealand. It has enormous influence on people and the environment. Sustainability is now one of its top strategic priorities. Read on to find out why Fonterra has joined the Sustainable Business Network and how it is embracing sustainability.
The first-ever study on NZ’s entire plastic packaging system highlights how even radically improved recycling will not solve all its problems. New Zealanders need to rethink the way we make, use and dispose of plastic packaging.
As a relative newcomer to the realm of sustainability and to the Sustainable Business Network, I wanted to complete the Leadership in Sustainable Business Course in order to acquire some much needed know-how.Read More