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Wellington’s Plastic Free July kicks off

Monday, 24 June 2019, 9:42 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Wellingtonians can make some pocket money this weekend if they ditch their plastic bottles in exchange for cash “refunds” at an event run by zero waste campaigners this Saturday. More >>

Plastics campaigners welcome announcement on refund schemes

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 5:02 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Plastic campaigners welcome action on waste today, following an announcement by the Ministry for Environment that it intends to “look into” establishing a bottle deposit scheme. More >>

Environment groups call for bottle refund schemes

Friday, 31 May 2019, 12:35 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

A petition calling for the introduction of a cash-for-trash bottle refund scheme, similar to the bottle refunds New Zealand used to have, was submitted on at the Environment Select Committee yesterday morning by anti-plastic campaigners. More >>

Environment groups and councils support bottle refunds

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 1:33 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

A petition calling for the introduction of a cash-for-trash bottle refund scheme, similar to the bottle refunds New Zealand used to have, will be submitted on at the Environment Select Committee tomorrow morning. More >>

Global plastics campaign launches today

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:50 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

New Zealand is leading more than fifty countries partaking in a global day-of-action against plastic, starting at 9am this morning. More >>

Bottle-refund experts support National scheme announcement

Friday, 8 March 2019, 3:18 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Bottle-refund experts support National’s policy announcement to introduce a scheme More >>

Call on government to introduce cash-for-trash scheme

Monday, 3 December 2018, 8:40 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

A petition calling for the introduction of a cash-for-trash bottle refund scheme will be delivered to Minister Eugenie Sage and Green MPs Chlöe Swarbrick and Gareth Hughes tomorrow morning, following two years campaigning on this issue by advocacy ... More >>

Hundreds across the country claim cash for bottles

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:50 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Hundreds of people across New Zealand exchanged empty plastic bottles for cash today as part of a series of pop-up events around the country, highlighting the need for a bottle refund scheme. More >>

National day of Action calls on government to combat plastic

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:52 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Cuba Street’s iconic bucket fountain in Wellington will be filled with plastic bottles today, along with similar events happening in Auckland through to Dunedin, as part of a nationwide day-of-action calling on New Zealanders to combat plastic ... More >>

Turn the tide on plastic

Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:31 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

On Tuesday 27th of November, people across the country will be taking part in a day of action to ‘turn the tide on plastic’. More >>

Plastic campaigners fear key solution left out

Monday, 20 August 2018, 11:39 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Plastic campaigners are still waiting for a crucial piece of zero-waste infrastructure after The Green’s action-on-waste announcement yesterday. More >>

Plastics campaigners disappointed by announcement

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 3:48 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Plastics campaigners and a local Auckland artist creating a plastic art installation for World Environment Day this morning, were disappointed to hear the government’s latest “red herring” plan to tackle plastic pollution. More >>

Organisations unite to fight plastic

Monday, 14 May 2018, 3:23 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Zero Waste campaigners are excited for the celebration launch tomorrow of an open letter addressed to the beehive and calling for strong action on ocean plastics. The Kiwi Bottle Drive has teamed up with ocean campaigners, Auckland Zoo, community ... More >>

Call for bottle deposits

Monday, 7 May 2018, 4:48 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Zero-waste campaigners are excited for the celebration launch of an open letter next week, addressed to the beehive and calling for strong action on ocean plastics. More >>

England's vow to tackle plastic pollution inspiring

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 4:03 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Zero-waste campaigners say they are excited to hear England is going to introduce a bottle deposit scheme and are calling on the New Zealand government to follow suit. More >>

Clean seas need bottle deposits, campaigners tell Minister

Friday, 23 March 2018, 3:17 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

A zero-waste campaign group for action on plastics has contacted the Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage to congratulate her on signing the clean seas pledge, but regrets bottle deposits aren’t on the agenda. More >>

Hundreds of messages in bottles hit Beehive

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 6:47 pm | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Hundreds of messages in bottles hit beehive this morning in bid to curb plastic waste Community organisation The Kiwi Bottle Drive and supporters gathered on the steps of parliament this morning to deliver hundreds of messages in bottles, calling ... More >>

Government's Last Chance to Get the Message on Plastic Waste

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 10:30 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

The beehive mailroom could be getting back to normal next week after a campaign which encouraged members of the public to send thousands of messages in bottles to Parliament looks to wrap up. More >>

Plastic bottle sea monsters take on Coca-Cola

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 8:12 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Sea monsters made out of plastic bottles and cans by children over the school holidays are being hand-delivered to Coca-Cola’s Auckland headquarters this afternoon, calling on the beverage giant to get serious about plastic waste. More >>

New plastic policy shows leadership on waste issues

Sunday, 27 August 2017, 11:39 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Clean beaches may be only a vote away following the welcome announcement of the Green Party to introduce a ‘bottle deposit scheme’ - sometime known as a ‘Container Deposit Scheme’ - to New Zealand, as part of the Party’s plan to clean up beaches ... More >>

 

 

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