October 27, 2018

“Shrinking our Wrap” !!!

The New Zealand Listener has published a cover article on Trash this week – quite interesting in light of the comments I wrote earlier about focusing on waste.

“Shrinking our wrap
With China shutting its gates to our plastics and paper, what can New Zealand do to stem the tide of ocean waste?”
by Veronika Meduna

If you can’t access, the nine-page article highlights the trash issues with data and pictures, reports on several businesses (including B-Corps) in NZ trying to turn waste into reusable materials, and introduces the circular economy with references to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation paper (of 2016!): ‘The New Plastics Economy’.

New Zealand is slowly catching on to the need to tackle trash and waste – and to start thinking in terms of the Circular Economy.

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