There are some awesome companies doing great sustainable work in New Zealand. These companies have put systems in place so we the public have options to be more sustainable humans. Below are some of organizations that I think do a great job in making the planet a better place to live.
UPCYCLE is an all-encompassing industry leader in recycling. They specialize in recycling E-waste, batteries, metals and the decommissioning of assets. They encourage businesses and communities to avoid filling landfills by recycling the right way, the Upcycle way. Their focus is for sustainability, through ethical, environmentally friendly and ISO certified channels.
The Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme website tells you all about plastic bag recycling and plastic wrap recycling, and how to recycle grocery bags and how to recycle bubble wrap.
The Salvation Army Family Stores have stores throughout New Zealand selling second hand goods. You can drop your unwanted things off to their shops and the money from these stores go towards helping people in need.
Green Gorilla operates Auckland’s only Commercial and Industrial Waste Processing Facility. It’s the largest and most modern waste processing facility of its kind in Australasia.
It is at their facility that Green Gorilla separate recyclable materials from landfill waste. Recyclables like metal, cardboard, paper, glass and plastic bottles.
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.
Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café.
This is a government based website, providing education, news, tools and grants to people and companies that would like to make a difference to the environment in New Zealand. From waste water, jobs, land, marine and air pollution to fast tracking consent to urban environment and infrastructure.