Monthly ArchivesFebruary 2018

Second sweep of The Great DDT Muster gathers pace standard

The Great DDT is gaining momentum as farmers turn over tonnes of their unwanted chemicals for safe disposal. The programme has so far collected some 17 tonnes of banned persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other chemicals from properties in Northland to Invercargill. The past months have seen some unusual collections too, with a massive 2.3 tonnes of DDT found at one property, while another required staff to crack open an old safe to reach the POPs stored inside. The Muster, which is being run by the 3R Group, is in its second round of collections, having initially started in 2015. It is set to move down through Waikato and the lower North Island, and then onto the Mainland in the ...

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SeatSmart expands into Canterbury with seven new sites standard

People in Canterbury have even more options for recycling child car seats as seven new sites become available in the region. SeatSmart partnered with the Waimakariri and Hurunui district councils to introduce the new drop-off sites, which sees the total number in New Zealand grow to 29 in eight regions. Four sites are also due to be available in Timaru soon. The new Canterbury sites will be located at transfer stations and resource recovery parks in Amberley, Cheviot, Hanmer Springs, Waiau, Culverden, Rangiora and Oxford. These add to the two currently in Christchurch and one in Rolleston, and make Canterbury the region with the most sites for child car seat recycling. Programme manager Toni Bye says it is great to ...

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