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    By KAREN MANLEY.- The building sector globally currently consumes more energy (34%) than the transport sector (27%) or the industry sector (28%). It is also the biggest polluter, with the biggest potential for significant cuts to greenhouse gas...

    Prefab building ... green and cost-effective.

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    A  United States company with operations in New Zealand has been granted a second patent on break-through hydrogen technology.

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    New Zealand's capacity to recycle construction, industrial and demolition material has been boosted.

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    A new drying plant at Fonterra's Pahiatua milk-powder plant will cut water consumption per litre of milk by reusing its own condensate, the dairy co-operative says.

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    New Zealand's ecolabelling is officially up to global standards.

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    Tiwai Point aluminium smelter owner New Zealand Aluminium Smelters last year received just half the number of free carbon credits it got the previous year.

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    Brands that are effectively telling their sustainability story are becoming more powerful. FIONA STEPHENSON examines the top 10 lessons for business that came out of an Auckland conference last week.

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    Discovering exactly what is wasted in one day at one of its sites was an eye-opener for Aotearoa Fisheries.

    Allyn Glaysher helps with the Wellington waste audit.

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    More than a billion tonnes of potentially toxic, bleach-like waste is produced and piled in landfills every year, with often devastating effects. And yet most people haven't even heard of these 'alkaline wastes'.

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    Many of the world's biggest travel and tourism companies have improved their carbon efficiency by 20 per cent in the past decade and are on course to halve carbon dioxide emissions by 2035, according to a new report.

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    Looking around the OceaNZ Blue paua farm at Bream Bay, one thing Lynette Suvalko saw was lots of gumboots.

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    By DAVID LEVY.- In the run-up to the COP21 international climate summit in Paris, business leaders worldwide have shown substantial support for action on greenhouse gases.

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    By MINNA HALME.- Most Europeans take pride in recycling. A good citizen separates glass from plastics, biowaste from metal cans and brags about it to their friends. Recycling helps to soothe some of the anxiety driven by endless consumption.

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    By IAN WILLIAMS.- Technological improvements mean that the phones, tablets, computers and other electric devices we find so essential are cheaper and more powerful than ever.

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    If we want more people to shop ethically, it's not very helpful to cast judgement on the "ordinary" shopping public whom ethical campaigners are trying to reach.

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    Progressive Enterprises is extending the industry-led, Government-funded soft-plastics recycling trial to its Countdown supermarkets in Hamilton.

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    The national airline, both major supermarket companies, one of the world's largest technology companies, and a company that makes flexible pipes are among the finalists in the Government's Green Ribbon Awards.

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    New Zealand manufacturers should be skiting to the world about making food and groceries with renewable energy, says Pic's Peanut Butter chief executive Pic Picot.

    Pic Picot

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    Making money while doing good for the environment? Be careful how you tell your customers about it, or you might face a backlash.

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    New Zealand fishing company Sanford has won awards for sustainability and integrated reporting at the Australasian Reporting Awards.

    Volker Kuntzsch

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    By ANITA PARBHAKAR-FOX | Mines typically follow a set path from prospecting, to development, to extraction and finally closure as the finite resources are exhausted. But does that really need to be the end of the mine's productive life?

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    By FIONA ROTHERHAM | LanzaTech, the New Zealand-founded carbon recycling company, has widened its annual loss on falling revenue as it gears up for full commercialisation of its innovative technology.

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    New Zealand companies are becoming more socially and environmentally active - and it's all down to the housing crisis, growing inequality and the United Nations' new sustainable development goals.

    Nikki Wright

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    The fur industry wants in on the Government's dream of a predator-free New Zealand.

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    A company exporting New Zealand air to polluted countries is offering a scholarship for research on the impacts of air pollution.

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    A New Zealand packaging company says it has come up with an environmentally sound way of getting a takeaway coffee.

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    Environmental and social sustainability in business is going mainstream, say those behind the latest S&P Dow Jones sustainability indices.

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    New Zealand is among more than 100 countries calling for an early phase-out of use of the potent greenhouse gas hydroflourocarbon - which could be a challenge, because this country's use of it appears to be rising.

    Airconditioners in action

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    France has become the world's first country to pass a law banning plastic plates, cups and utensils unless they contain a large proportion of compostable or biologically sourced materials. | Read more

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    Customers pay what they like at the first waste food supermarket to open in the UK. | Read more

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    Chinese companies and banks are continuing to drive global coal expansion, as state owned companies backed by state loans build coal-fired power plants across the world. | Read more

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    Just six months after the introduction of the 5p plastic bag charge in England, the amount of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets has decreased by more than 85 per cent. | Read more

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    NON-PROFITorganisation Global Reporting Initiative has launched the first global sustainability reporting standard that uses a "common language" for companies to disclose non-financial information. | Read more

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    Croxley recycling manager Wayne Grieve (right) explains the recycling process for used printed circuit boards at the company's New Lynn plant to (from left) ECNZ general manager Francesca Lipscombe, and Chinese ecolabelling delegation...

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    THE Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy could be extended to importers of a specialist product used to make polyurethane insulation foam.

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    ADVANCES in artificial intelligence mean a second wave of change is approaching - and it is not the low-paid service sector where jobs are most at risk. | Read more.

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    KIWI PAINT and floor-covering manufacturers licensed by Environmental Choice New Zealand will find it easier to crack markets in the United States markets this year.

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    FLOUR from food waste? Establishing a business doing just that has earned a pair of entrepreneurs recognition as a Good Food pioneer - and a year's business mentoring.

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    THE WORLD'S oldest jeans brand has announced plans to become the first in the fashion industry to make all of its products from 100 per cent recycled cotton by 2025.

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    BUSINESSES and cities are taking up the slack left by government policy, aligning environmental goals with climate science. | Read more

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    NEW ZEALAND businesses are increasingly at risk from pollution and contamination, says an insurance expert.

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    MOST industrial emitters got their 2016 returns in on time.

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    A COMPANY turning wood waste into products like mulch and animal bedding has won a Government grant to help it to process bigger volumes.

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    Eugenie Sage THE GOVERNMENT will review the way the Waste Management Act is being implemented as New Zealand's rubbish mountain climbs.

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      A TASKFORCE is being set up to look at how to deal with a growing mountain of recyclable waste for which New Zealand is struggling to find a market.

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       CEMENT MAKERS, who run one of the world's biggest industries and are a leading producer of greenhouse gas emissions, might finally be making moves to combat climate change.

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      WILL A WARMING world spell the end of the traditional New Zealand Friday night hoki and chips?

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    Reclaimed British marshland now used for intensive arable crops   FORGET organic agriculture: instead, go for growth, use less land and choose high-yield farms. They may be the best answer to the planet's needs.

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    WASTE MANAGEMENT is to make sustainable procurement a priority.

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    THE HEAD of New Zealand's largest fishing company is calling for strong action on climate change - including replacing meat and dairy products in people's diets with fish.