Monthly ArchivesSeptember 2015

Local funding brings SeatSmart to Christchurch standard

The SeatSmart child car seat recycling programme is opening in Christchurch thanks to support from Canterbury’s Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust (SIFT). The programme is already operating in Auckland, Hamilton, Hastings and Nelson and aims to collect and recycle some of the 40,000 plus child car seats going to landfill each year in New Zealand. According to Michelle Duncan of 3R Group, the SeatSmart programme manager, up to 94% of a car seat’s components can be recycled, bringing significant benefits and freeing up valuable landfill space. “Seats are dismantled by Department of Corrections as part of their community work programmes, and the recovered plastic is recycled into new products used in the building industry. “Metal parts are taken to metal recyclers, ...

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Finalists in SBN Awards standard

3R were delighted for SeatSmart to be announced as a finalist in the Sustainable Business Network Awards for 2015: SeatSmart child car seat recycling programme – Mega Efficiency Innovation Award 3R were also nominated themselves in the Mega Efficiency Impact Award. We’re looking forward to the Awards dinner in November! Read more: Finalists announced

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