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Refrigerant Recovery at WasteMINZ standard

The annual WasteMINZ Conference provided an excellent platform to highlight the issues facing the Trust for the Destruction of Synthetic Refrigerants (RECOVERY). End-of-life refrigerant disposal demand is growing and it is forecast to continue growing over the coming years. Unfortunately demand is at a greater rate than the contribution of levies from RECOVERY’s members. Lionel Rowe of the Trust and 3R Business Development Director, Darren Patterson, were invited to talk about the new Refrigerant project at the recent WasteMINZ Conference. The Trust, on behalf of its members, are sponsoring the project which will look at how to address the levy shortfall and enable RECOVERY to continue its work. Click here to view their joint presentation.

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Waste Lubricant Packaging at WasteMINZ standard

The annual WasteMINZ Conference is a great place to learn and share new ideas about waste minimisation, recycling, product stewardship and the circular economy in New Zealand. 3R Chief Executive Adele Rose was invited to talk about one of our latest industry stewardship scheme projects, Waste Lubricant Packaging, which looks to address the issue of recycling lubricant containers and drums. She was joined by Oil Intel Ltd (Total Brand) Technical Support, Bob Foothead, Farmlands Co-Operative (Gulf Oil Brand) National Manager, Sander Kriek, and Z Energy (Caltex Brand) Lubricants Manager, Steve McGregor. Click here to view their joint presentation.

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Car bumper collection trial wraps up in Christchurch standard

A trial collection of car bumpers has diverted over 1 tonne of plastic from landfill in a 4-week period. The trial, held in Christchurch during March and April, was conducted by 3R Group in partnership with the Motor Trade Association (MTA), with six of their affiliated collision repair workshops taking part. 3R General Manager Innovation Trevor Tutt says the trial, which collected 273 bumpers, was successful in demonstrating the logistics around the collections are feasible. The collected bumpers were granulated, with the material to be used for further research into outflow solutions. This also involved some of the material going to recyclers and plastic manufacturers, Trevor says. The majority of bumpers found on passenger vehicles in New Zealand are made ...

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