Toward A Takeaway Solution

Head of purchasing at pioneer Wellington coffee roaster Cafe L’Affare Zeke Alley says New Zealand is “screaming out for a solution” to the ever-increasing problem of disposing of paper takeaway coffee cups. Cafe L’Affare’s wholesale business alone gets through tens of thousands of cups a month, making it Huhtamaki’s biggest cup customer after BP. Enter a new co-operative effort between New Zealand’s biggest takeaway coffee seller, BP, and Visy, Huhtamaki, Coca-Cola and public recycling cheerleader Love NZ to encourage people to recycle the cups. Love NZ manager Lyn Mayes says New Zealand could eventually build its own recycling facilities, possibly with the help of contestable government waste subsidies. “If we can find a [recycling] solution, why wouldn’t we?”


Tags: Cafe L’Affare Zeke Alley  Coffee  Huhtamaki’s  Love NZ  Lyn Mayes  Paper Cups  recycling  Waste Management World  Wellington  

Allbirds Puts a Label on Fashion’s Climate Impact

Allbirds Puts a Label on Fashion’s Climate Impact

Allbirds’ sustainability lead Hana Kajimura talks to The Guardian’s Nadra Nittle about why the company, founded by New Zealander Tim Brown and American Joey Zwillinger, uses carbon labelling to raise consumer…