July 22, 2021 / Uncategorized

The Hut. A cafe working towards zero waste.

The Plastic Free Raglan team sat down for a cuppa with Emma, owner of The Hut which opened last December on Rangitahi Peninsula. We have been stoked to have you and The Hut open in Raglan. What’s been your highlight of your journey so far? It’s been awesome connecting with the community who share similar […]

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June 28, 2021 / Uncategorized

Landfill Charges are Increasing 1st July 2021

As of 1st July, Landfill levies and charges are increasing all over Aotearoa. This hole in the ground that acts as the “away” we throw things to, has been acknowledged by government as a critical part of global greenhouse emissions and the risk of extended pollution. Remember the Fox River Landfill, exposed in the South […]

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May 10, 2021 / Uncategorized

Building Out Waste

Xtreme Zero Waste Ltd has launched an exciting new project looking at construction and demolition waste in Raglan. Construction and Demolition makes up 50% of waste to landfill in Aotearoa, 95% of which could be reused or recycled. The team; Emma Martin, Rick Thorpe and Ian Mayes, Eco Building Advisor are working with local tradies, […]

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March 25, 2021 / Uncategorized

Kerbside Collections – 29th March 2021 – 1st April 2021

Kerbside collections will all be running a day earlier next week (29th March 2021). If your usual collection day is TUESDAY – Next week your day be MONDAY 29th March If your usual collection day is WEDNESDAY –  Next week your day will be TUESDAY 30th March If your usual collection day is THURSDAY – […]

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March 19, 2021 / Events / Foodwaste / Media

A week of events with Xtreme

We are proud to be able to share a bunch of awesome events coming up over the next few weeks. Saturday 20th March is MAUI DOLPHIN DAY 12-4pm at Papahua Domain. Stalls, food, music, and the famous Recycled Raft Race! We love this wonderful community day out. Our Plastic Free Raglan team will be joining […]

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March 14, 2021 / Uncategorized

Can you help our Community Composting Service continue?

We LOVE home composters, worm farmers and supporters of the food waste collection! Diverting food waste, making good compost and growing great gardens is the BEST way of keeping food waste out of landfill. Xtreme Zero Waste are proud to have been closing the loop on food waste for 3.5 years now, diverting a whopping […]

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February 15, 2021 / Uncategorized

Level 2 at Xtreme Zero Waste

Kia ora Whāingaroa, during Alert Level 2 we are remaining OPEN. However safety on site is very important for both you and our team, so we ask you to follow our signage, be kind, and respect any instruction or requests from our team. We will be collecting info for contact tracing with a clipboard at […]

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January 5, 2021 / Uncategorized

Glass Reuse over Recycling.

During December Visy Glass announced that they were swamped with glass and struggling to keep up with the increase in recycling. For 2 weeks they were not been able to accept clear glass and are struggling with quantities of green glass at the countries only glass furnaces in Penrose. Xtreme will still pick up your […]

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December 1, 2020 / Uncategorized

Recycling Plastics #1 #2 #5 ONLY

We have some big changes for our recycling services Whaingaroa… It’s time the entire country leveled up. Aotearoa is standardizing recycling services right across the motu! Wow that’s big! This means we are joining the rest of our nation and from Tuesday 15th December WE WILL ONLY BE COLLECTING PLASTICS #1 #2 and #5 + […]

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November 24, 2020 / Recycling!

New bags made from old.

LOOK OUT for our community’s NEW pre-paid bags. Technically they’re not new because they’re made from our community’s plastic recycling! We have been working with Convex Innovation in Hamilton and Astron Sustainability in Auckland to turn our collections of clear soft plastics + #2 milk bottles into our kerbside collection landfill bags. These green bags […]

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