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    is 65 per cent by 2010 A recent independent review of the Covenant has shown that the overall recycling rate for packaging was 56 per cent in 2007 and it is likely the Covenant s target of 65 per cent will be met by 2010 The independent review was part of the requirements of the Covenant 2005 2010 In addition to recycling rates other key review findings on the Covenant

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    Philippe Wolper to Emballage Digest magazine Every one of us from the legislator to the industrialist without forgetting the end consumer needs to take his own share of responsibility in finding solutions to the challenge presented by the global warming of our planet he said Reducing CO2 emissions remains in this context a key focus of all our actions and many efforts are undertaken today to meet this end But are we sufficiently aware that one of the most natural efficient measures to help reduce CO2 emissions is recycling This is particularly relevant to steel for packaging Each steel can that is recycled saves twice its weight in CO2 emissions Mr Wolper said In Europe the recycling of 2 5 million tons of steel packaging in 2006 prevented nearly 5 million tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere Mr Wolper said planting 3 5 million trees would have a similar impact but only after a period of 100 years The question is how to further stimulate the recycling of packaging he said Personally I would warmly welcome an initiative that would make visible on the packaging itself the impact of recycling on CO2 reduction This would allow consumers

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    monster from used steel cans with only minimal use of other materials such as glue rope or nails to hold the monster together The winners are the five year old students of Room One at Greenacres School with their monster Tin O Saurus a monster resembling a stegosaurus dinosaur Mr Mallard said Mr Mallard visited Greenacres School to congratulate the new entrant students and present them with prizes He also congratulated the organisers CANZBAC the face of the Steel Can Association s campaign to educate consumers about the importance of recycling steel cans The winning entry receives 2000 for the school to put towards environmental training programs while each child in Room One receives a Hanable the CANable T shirt clock and certificate It s great to see kids doing their bit to recycle and using their recycled cans in such creative ways Mr Mallard said On average each family in New Zealand uses about six cans every week Only about three of those are recycled while the other three end up in the rubbish If each of us throughout the whole country recycled just one more can every year we would recover enough steel to build 20 buses It

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    our company said Heinz CEO Bill Johnson Everyone in the Heinz community is involved in this sustainability effort from our employees to many of our largest customers and suppliers Heinz is focusing on eight specific areas to achieve its goal by 2015 Energy consumption 20 per cent reduction through improved operational efficiency Packaging 15 per cent reduction by the introduction of alternative packaging materials and reduction of existing packaging use Transportation 10 per cent reduction through improved efficiency of distribution network Renewable energy 15 per cent to come from renewable sources including solar biomass and bio gas Agriculture 15 per cent reduction of carbon footprint 15 per cent reduction of water usage and improvement of yields by five per cent through use of hybrid tomato seeds that require less water fertiliser pesticides and fuel to harvest Water 20 per cent reduction through reuse and improved sanitation techniques Solid Waste 20 per cent reduction through increased recycling and reuse of waste Employees Increase employee engagement through a voluntary personal sustainability campaign Heinz also has a number of projects lined up to help it achieve these goals which make innovative use of the by products of its existing production processes such as

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    of the green lobby in getting consumers to think about the packaging our food comes in Initiatives like colour coded bins from local councils and fortnightly waste collection have also raised awareness of recycling said David Bird senior consumer analyst at Mintel With legislation such as Pay as you throw being mooted for the future it would seem that people s interest in recyclable packaging is only set to increase One of the major issues here is that consumers are currently bombarded with a host of different recycling labels on food packaging To encourage more consumers to recycle more often it needs to be as simple as possible for everyone to sort out what packaging can be recycled and what can t he added Today s consumers are hungry for information The rising interest in health environmental and ethical concerns has meant an increase in the amount of information consumers want from food labels But at the same time environmental awareness about excessive packaging means that the space available for information is only likely to get smaller To give consumers everything they want manufacturers need to look at some creative alternatives to standard food labels suggested Mr Bird Mintel s

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    to significantly reducing its direct greenhouse gas emissions from electricity use refrigeration transport and waste but believes that emissions associated with its supply chain are also important This industry partnership has been established to investigate the production processing and packaging of the products sold by Woolworths AFGC Chief Executive Dick Wells said that it was vital that the food beverage and grocery industry engages with all stakeholders in a properly

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    producer pays principal the proposed legislation requires brand owners to take back post consumer waste and will impact on the entire packaging supply chain including brand owners printers converters equipment suppliers materials manufacturers and recyclers In addition since export markets are not exempt materials such as styrene which is to be banned will not be permitted in any form of product packaging exported from China Under draft law all packaging

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    Shocka 5000 The runner up prize went to Meadowbank School s Room 7 for its Geoff while the People s Choice Award winner was Meadowbank School s Room 12 for its Robot The winning entries were selected by the CANZBAC judges for their creativity and innovative use of cans The Associate Minster for the Environment and Minster for Youth Affairs Nanaia Mahuta presented the Holy Cross School monster makers their prizes on Tuesday 27 November at a special school assembly The inaugural competition was open to Auckland primary schools and CANZBAC is planning to offer the competition to other regions in New Zealand next year CANZBAC chairman Paul Mottershead says the monster competition is a fun way for everyone to get involved with a project as well as learn some important environmental principles Education around recycling starts at a young age and what children learn filters through to their parents and friends it s often our young ones who become champions of a good cause he said Over the fourth school term pupils were given the opportunity to learn about how everyday items are recycled and how they can make changes in their lives to help preserve the earth s

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