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3R e-news Oct 14: New look, fresh perspective image

Over the past year the team at 3R has spent some time rethinking what we do and how we do it. We sought feedback from many of you, our customers and stakeholders, to find out what matters to you, and how we can best assist you and the wider community to achieve some really positive outcomes. That process resulted in some exciting answers to our questions, while at the same time guiding us towards a new brand identity, free of jargon and full of possibility. 3R Group: combining imagination and science to repurpose waste. Simple. We believe maximising the potential of resources and providing customer solutions for used products and packaging is a requirement for ALL business to stay competitive. ...

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It takes a village to raise a family… standard

By the same token, it takes Business, Central and Local Government to effectively collaborate! It was fantastic to read the LGNZ Manifesto 2014: Our Seven Strategic Policy Priorities recently released by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). In it, LGNZ recognises the importance of sector-led policy on important issues for effective management of natural capital (priority #6). It also carries a very explicit reference to declaration of priority product under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 – requiring all importers of electronic equipment to sign up to a product stewardship scheme for e-Waste at the point of manufacturer, assembly, or entry to New Zealand. 3R recently enjoyed LGNZ support during two projects: 1) the development of a nationwide end-of-life tyre stewardship programme; and ...

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Disposal fees find support with kiwis image

I noted with interest an article in the New Zealand Herald last week citing a new survey that shows more than half of car tyre purchasers would be prepared to pay a levy to assist in the environmentally friendly disposal of tyres. (The survey did also say that one in five would rather spend their cash on a nice set of shoes or gadget than a quality set of tyres. A somewhat more worrying statistic.) This survey supports other research which indicates that New Zealanders are keen to support good disposal practices for products at the end of their useful life. 3R have been heavily involved with Tyrewise, an initiative set up to develop a programme to manage the 3.9 ...

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