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Fletcher Building has announced the completion of its tyre project at Golden Bay Cement, which will avoid up to three million used tyres going to landfill each year to instead be used in cement manufacturing.
In the consumer sector, subscription services have never been more popular. From food to music, to clothes, to household items and media, a new study by Zuora reveals that New Zealand is ahead of the global trend when it comes to subscriptions, with four out of every five New Zealanders subscribing to at least one service.
With global sustainability legislations shifting the automotive market away from combustion engines, you’ve probably heard somebody utter “my next car will be electric”. If you haven’t, it’s likely you will soon. However, one fuel source doesn’t fit all. Making the green shift in the automotive market will require other sustainable fuel sources. The move awayContinue reading “Is automotive ready for hydrogen? Matt Lundberg maps out the road towards hydrogen fuel”
The Tyre Collective, the International Runner-up of the 2020 James Dyson Awards, has produced an ingenious device that captures tyre-wear particles at the wheel of a vehicle, to be recycled for future applications. The Tyre Collective attempted to solve a relatively unknown problem, tyre wear. Every time a vehicle brakes, accelerates or turns a corner,Continue reading “The Tyre Collective: Capturing microplastic particles from tyres”
The global shipping industry has played a vital role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand for its services has limited the annual decline in maritime trade volumes to around 4.1%t in 2020, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its annual report on the shipping industry. “The pandemicContinue reading “World shipping slows decline amid COVID-19”