Monthly ArchivesOctober 2015

Enduring success recognised for Resene PaintWise image

Resene PaintWise has received praise from the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) for ongoing achievements in diverting leftover paint and packaging from landfill. In its eleventh year of operation, the Resene stewardship programme collected over 706,000 kilograms of paint and packaging from 61 Resene ColorShops and 29 trade-partner locations nationwide. This was 23% higher than the previous year, with the increase being credited to a buoyant building and renovating sector and increased awareness of the service. Resene PaintWise was one of the first programmes to receive Product Stewardship accreditation by MfE, meeting a stringent range of performance and reporting criteria. Responding to this year’s accreditation report, MfE Director of Operations Mike Mendonça has congratulated Resene and programme managers 3R Group ...

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WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence Finalists standard

This year, for the very first time, WasteMINZ have introduced the WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence, which will be presented at the WasteMINZ conference gala dinner. This was in response to feedback from members that WasteMINZ should play a greater role in recognising the many successes and advances made right across our industry. There will be four awards presented at the gala dinner on Wednesday 21 October, these are. Best communication, engagement or education initiative (judged from applicants) Best project or initiative in the commercial or public sectors (judged from applicants) Best expo site (judged from those exhibiting at the conference) Best written paper (judged from papers presented at the conference) 3R are delighted to announce that The Great DDT Muster ...

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Feed the Machine! image

We’re proud to announce the arrival of our latest plastic processing unit, affectionately known as “The Granulator”. (Say it like Arnie would…) 3R has been innovating in the area of mobile processing vehicles ever since we started back in 2004 with our paint processing trucks (winner of a Green Ribbon Award) and a mobile plastic shredding truck which has covered the Agrecovery run since 2007. The Granulator applies the best of our learnings of the past ten years with a range of features designed to maximise efficiency and throughput. Trailer mounted, meaning that it can be towed by any suitable truck without affecting the truck’s load capacity. Self-powered using a diesel genset, so can operate while the truck unhitches to ...

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Local funding brings SeatSmart to Christchurch standard

The SeatSmart child car seat recycling programme is opening in Christchurch thanks to support from Canterbury’s Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust (SIFT). The programme, developed and managed by 3R Group in association with industry, is already operating in Auckland, Hamilton, Hastings and Nelson. It aims to collect and recycle some of the 40,000 plus child car seats going to landfill each year in New Zealand. According to Michelle Duncan of 3R Group up to 94% of a car seat’s components can be recycled, bringing significant benefits and freeing up valuable landfill space. “Seats are dismantled by Department of Corrections as part of their community work programmes, and the recovered plastic is recycled into new products used in the building industry. “Metal ...

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