2018 GREEN GOLD WINNER & FINALISTSGWRC Logo

in association with GREATER WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL

~ sustainability programmes & products

 

 

G18 Green Winner
From left: Liz Mellish - Chairman, Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust,  
Derek Lander - Director, Flight Plastics, Chris Laidlaw - Chairman, GWRC
2018 WINNER: 
FLIGHT PLASTICS

~ Eco Warriors
Flight Plastics has invested $17 million in plant for recycling PET plastic bottles and food containers, a major step towards Flight’s vision of a PET plastic circular economy for New Zealand.

“Recyclable means someone else can deal with it! New Zealand Recycled means we’re using what is already here and dealing with it here at end of life, reusing it again and again, replacing imported plastic every time.” director Derek Lander (pictured) says.

Flight have already purchased over 1600 tonnes from NZ’s waste stream for reprocessing.

Learn more:  www.flightplastics.co.nz
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2018 GREEN GOLD FINALISTS ..... 

 

CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS 
~ The Wise Buys GuysBen Gleisner
Conscious Consumers is a social enterprise that’s developed a technology platform to connect concerned consumers with responsible businesses that are making a difference to the world.“By signing up with us, consumers have the power to make a difference, by spending money where it matters,” CEO Ben Gleisner (pictured) says. “And the businesses get insights that help inform their sustainability investments.”
Since 2016, more than 6,000 consumers have spent nearly $4 million through Conscious Consumers. The team will launch a new version here and in the UK later this year.

Learn more: www.consciousconsumers.nz     Conscious Consumers     #Conscious_NZ
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MEVO
~ Green MachinesMevo
Mevo is Australasia’s first free- floating and the world’s first 
climate positive car share, with a fleet of Audi A3 e-trons on demand at locations around Wellington, booked through an app.

“There are no scheduled return times, you can drop them off in any metered park in the ‘home- zone’ which includes the CBD and the vehicle is yours until you are done,” Mevo founder and CEO Erik Zydervelt (pictured with co-founder Finn Lawrence right) says. “You only pay for the time you use, all the additional costs like insurance, energy, and cleaning are included in your hourly rate! “

Mevo is also leading the business world by off-setting 120% of all emissions so the climate is actually better after every Mevo trip.

Learn more: www.mevo.co.nz    @Mevo
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REMARKIT SOLUTIONSTim Findlay
~ Gold Mining eWaste
RemarkIT Solutions is dedicated to "Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Resell" computer hardware and technical equipment, keeping e-waste out of landfills and providing employment to a predominantly young technical workforce.

Managing Director Tim Findlay (pictured) started the business in 2000 at home before moving to a warehouse with two staff. Now there’s 78 staff across New Zealand.

“We’re often achieving zero-waste with every component from old machines being recycled to new purposes,” Tim says. “And we’ve just partnered with Mint Innovation using an organic process to retrieve precious metals from e-waste.”

Learn more: www.remarkit.co.nz     Remark-IT Solutions Ltd
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SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS NETWORKLaurie Foon
~ Leading our Greening
The Sustainable Business Network provides inspiration, resources, knowledge and plenty of practical assistance. Facilitating mentoring of sustainable food businesses, championing Wellington Fair Trade Fortnight and holding many events that guide Wellington businesses toward a better environmental and social impact make the SBN an anchor for sustainability in our city.

“For over 3 years now we have been championing the vision that Wellington is the coolest little Sustainable Capital in the World,” says SBN regional Manager Laurie Foon (pictured). “It’s getting there and we’re happy to be an integral part of it.”

Learn more: www.sustainable.org.nz   Sustainable Business Network   #sustbusiness
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Wā COLLECTIVEOlie Body
~ the greenest red wave...
Wā Collective aims to make tampons and pads redundant with their sustainably produced alternative – the Wā menstrual cup.

“Tampons and pads not only cramp styles and wallets, but they cramp our land too,” Wā Collective founder Olie Body (pictured) says. “Kiwis send 357 million disposable menstrual products to landfills annually, and they can take 500 years to decompose.”

Reusable Wā Cups help solve this and provide a platform to change how we think and talk about periods; uplifting the conversation that flows under the radar and elevating people, no strings attached.

Learn more: www.wacollective.org.nz     WAcollective
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