Year's most amazing stat: 90.5%

Read the link below in the New Zealand Herald in regards to some staggering statistics around plastic. Its estimated that 90.5% is the amount of plastic that has never been recycled. click on the image below to read the full story

Wasteminz 2018 -Waste Industry Conference

The annual Wasteminz conference was held in Christchurch early November, Smart Environmental have been a platinum sponsor of this event for many years and as a New Zealand owned an operated business we are really proud to be supporting the waste and recycling industry and punching above our weight, as Kiwi buisnesses often do. Yet again, we garnered a lot of support from local suppliers and clients, and made the most of our networking opportunities. The conference is a great way to educate, obtain best practise guidleines and understand what technologies are available to help with resource recovery. Grahame Christian - Managing Director addressing Conference Dinner Ricci Peyroux ( Queen

Future Post - local processing plastics

In recent times there has been plenty of commentary around options for local processing of recyclables, particularly plastics. One such business - Future Post has stepped up to the mark, backed by NZ packaging forum. Their solultion is Future post ( fencing posts made out of recycled plastics) - this includes soft plastics. Future post are a NZ owned and operated business who were founded in the time-honoured kiwi way of trying to find an ingenious solution for repurposing and recycling plastics. As with all manufacturers they are reliant on demand, so hopefully Kiwis will get behind them and spread the word. Check them out on the link below:

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