Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Internet, Open and Uncapturable

"The Internet, Open and Uncapturable" five words that describe one of the core beliefs of Internet NZ, a society of which I am a member. I had cause to think tonight about the meaning of these words and why they are important.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Single bin recycling bad for glass recycling

Glass maker O-I sustainability manager Penny Garland said that out of 78,000 tonnes of glass used a year in Auckland, about 42,000 tonnes was returned to be smelted in the furnaces of its Penrose factory.

"That's turning an old bottle into a new bottle."

The co-mingled collections in some former council areas e.g. the old Auckland City area where I live led to contamination, and only half of the glass recovered was recycled by O-I.

"In terms of sustainability, the fully co-mingled option is the worst option.

"Thousand of tonnes of glass recovered annually from the waste stream would be unnecessarily sent to low-level secondary markets, stockpiles, managed fills or landfills." From NZ Herald (edited)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Australian Treasurer takes on billionaires - World - NZ Herald News

"ruthless individualism and unquestioning materialism" of the super-rich were undermining the traditional spirit of fair go in a nation that prided itself as being more equal than most.

"To be blunt, the rising power of vested interests is undermining our equality and threatening our democracy," Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan

More at - NZ Herald


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