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3R e-news Mar 16 – Imagine if there was a better way standard

When someone asks what you do for a job, how long is your answer? Can you describe it in a single word, a sentence or does it require more explanation? Some are easier than others; for example my wife is a vet. One short word that most people instantly understand. I, on the other hand, am a Reimagineer. This is also just one word but, as intended, it often stimulates more questions than it answers. To find out where I’m going with this, read our March e-news … Thanks, Duncan Headlines: New 3R Video – “Imagine if there was a better way” is a 2 minute synopsis of what we do here at 3R… Waste = Opportunity – are you our ...

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3R e-news Dec 15 – Relax, Recharge, Revitalise standard

The 3R team would like to thank everyone that we’ve worked with in 2015. It’s been a very satisfying year on many levels; we’ve enjoyed our ongoing relationships, met some great people and been challenged with exciting new opportunities. Check out what we’ve been up to lately: Awards – 3R has been officially recognised for our work this year at two recent industry events… Not your everyday recycling – turns out our granulator can eat 58,000 Bio-Balls for breakfast… See it for yourself – 3R’s entire team recently enjoyed two days in Auckland visiting business partners and other recycling providers… And the Oscar goes to… watch out for our new 3R video, coming to your screen soon! Read our December ...

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3R e-news Sept 15 – Caution. Innovation Ahead. image

Innovation Ahead Wow, what a year we’re having! Over the last 12 months so many more companies and organisations have been looking at how they can improve their sustainability performance. With that comes new attitudes to reducing waste to landfill and exciting opportunities for consumers, New Zealand, and of course for 3R! We’ve also celebrated some milestones recently with the programmes and projects we manage: Agrecovery – nine successive years of growth Resene PaintWise – 23% increase in volume this past financial year Dulux Paint and Paint Packaging Take Back Programme – 22% increase in volume this past financial year SeatSmart – awarded funding from Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust for a Christchurch trial Mattresses – the project is progressing quickly ...

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3R e-news July 15: Finding solutions image

Finding solutions It seems the issues of waste minimisation and product stewardship are continuing to gain traction in mainstream media, for both good and bad reasons! On the good side, 3R were delighted to feature in the Idealog magazine (Sitting Pretty) and on the Idealog website (Eco friendly ‘product stewardship’ makes dollars and sense) in June and July. On the lesser side, tyre disposal continues to cause angst in regions where stockpiles are cropping up. When you are well-informed about an issue it’s always interesting to see how it’s portrayed in the media and often how hard it is to get the full story. Stay warm in this cold weather and please don’t hesitate to make contact if we can ...

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Redefine your thinking! image

Redefine – love your op shop Presbyterian Support East Coast have launched an exciting new event and competition that promotes shopping at op shops and the repurposing of old items in order to minimise waste. As a company which focuses on finding solutions for end-of-life products, we are excited to be sponsoring Redefine – love your op shop and are also offering free competition entry to 12 local students. Redefine: use your creativity to change the use and appearance of pre-loved charity op shop items. Buy an item from Presbyterian Support East Coast and Cranford Hospice charity op shops and repurpose it according to one of six categories. Read more about Redefine

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3R e-news Mar 15: New faces in the 3R tent image

New faces and new opportunities I think you’ll agree that the first quarter of 2015 has flown by in typical fashion. Luckily we’re looking ahead – we’ve been working on our plan to equip 3R for growth through to 2020. (Did you know that’s now only one election away?) As part of delivering on that growth strategy, we’ve formed two new strategic alliances. You can see who’s joined the 3R team below, plus we’ve got news for you on our recent CEMARS certification, our exciting new mattress recycling initiative, and the upcoming WasteMINZ RoundUp. Read the March e-news 

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