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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Recycling

Online market taking the “scrap” out of car wrecking

First you had TV takeback, a Government scheme to discourage New Zealanders from throwing their old television sets in the landfill. Now a Kiwi online scrap car marketplace has jumped on the “takeback” bandwagon, relaunching itself as CarTakeBack, partly in ... More …






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Design

Chai latte? Want a Dick Frizzell with that?

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A New Zealand entrepreneur on a mission to get us to buy our takeaway coffees in reuseable (read sustainable) cups has teamed up with a bunch of Kiwi artists – including Dick Frizzell – to produce a range of designer beakers. More …




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Sustainability

Crowdsourcing clean streams

The “million metres streams” project – a newly-developed crowdsourcing platform looking to raise $30 million for waterway restoration projects ­­– is hoping to go live in August. More …


The very green decomposable cookbook

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A cookbook with a difference won three gold medals recently at the Pride in Print Awards - it's certified carbon zero and is printed on paper that can decompose at the end of its life. More …


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Sustainability

Making theBIGshift on sustainability

Thinking about changing the world one company at a time? So 2000s. Instead, the latest thing in sustainability is “systems innovation”, getting everyone across a sector to work together. This will be top of the agenda when a UK sustainability ... More …






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