Monthly ArchivesJanuary 2018

Carbon credits in a nutshell standard

What is a carbon credit? What makes for a credible carbon credit and how does it all work? The concept of carbon credits is relatively new to the industrialised world. The first time it was seen was in the United States at the end of the 1980s with the cap and trade system. This allowed companies to produce a set amount of carbon emissions. If they exceeded their cap they had to buy credits to offset their emission overdraft, but if they didn’t they could sell their excess to other companies. However, the cap and trade system was viewed by some as simply a way of ‘paying to pollute’. Enviro-Mark Solutions senior advisor Stu McKenzie says that while carbon credits ...

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Child car seat recycling programme expands into Palmerston North standard

Our SeatSmart child car seat recycling programme keeps expanding and we are really pleased to kick 2018 off with a new collection site in the North Island. The programme, which is currently operating in eight regions around New Zealand, will be available at the Ferguson Street Recycling Centre in Palmerston North from Saturday 13th January. This makes it the 21st site in New Zealand, after the Palmerston North City Council partnered with SeatSmart. Councillor Rachel Bowen, whose portfolio includes children and families, says she is delighted with the partnership. “Child car seats save lives every day, but can generate an excessive amount of waste when no smart disposal channels are made available. With SeatSmart we’re able to provide our residents an ...

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