Monthly ArchivesAugust 2014

Liz Read named Independent Chair standard

Leading corporate affairs practitioner and experienced director Liz Read has been elected Independent Chair of 3R Group’s Board. 3R specialises in product stewardship solutions, developing programmes to recycle or responsibly dispose of used products and packaging. Ms Read, who joined the 3R Board earlier this year, takes over from outgoing Chair Jim Scotland on Monday 1 September. “The Board is delighted that Liz has accepted the role as Independent Chair which will deliver additional strength and vitality to the organisation,” Mr Scotland says. Chief Executive Adele Rose says the organisation is extremely grateful to Jim Scotland for his significant input during his term as Chair. “Jim has made an outstanding contribution over 4 years and we thank him for that,” ...

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Disposal fees find support with kiwis image

I noted with interest an article in the New Zealand Herald last week citing a new survey that shows more than half of car tyre purchasers would be prepared to pay a levy to assist in the environmentally friendly disposal of tyres. (The survey did also say that one in five would rather spend their cash on a nice set of shoes or gadget than a quality set of tyres. A somewhat more worrying statistic.) This survey supports other research which indicates that New Zealanders are keen to support good disposal practices for products at the end of their useful life. 3R have been heavily involved with Tyrewise, an initiative set up to develop a programme to manage the 3.9 ...

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A bold new vision image

From “doing” to “design and delivery” 3R has been working in the product stewardship space since our inception in 2004. It’s certainly a challenging field but it’s also exciting and exceptionally rewarding. The challenges come from a lack of understanding as to what stewardship is and what it entails, through to bringing together competing companies to work on an industry solution, and influencing behaviour change for existing programmes. The exciting bit is obvious – imagining a world without waste and then making it happen one programme at a time! Since day one, 3R has focused on providing a complete service for our customers – from design and delivery of a scheme, through to recycling the waste stream. Programmes managed by ...

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