SeatSmart News

Taupō trials free child car seat recycling collection site

MEDIA RELEASE: Residents in Taupō with expired or damaged child car seats can now recycle them for free. This comes as Taupō District Council trials a collection site for national child car seat recycling programme SeatSmart. Council Environmental Ranger – Programmes Shannon Hanson says the trial kicked off on 5 May and will run for […]

My car seat will last forever, won’t it? Sadly, no

Did you know the child car seat in the back of your vehicle has an expiry date? With a life of between six and 10 years, it’s important to make sure yours hasn’t reached the end of its safe use.

SeatSmart in Queenstown and Wanaka

Queenstown and Wanaka have become the latest towns to gain access to child car seat recycling with the SeatSmart programme opening collection sites there for the first time.

New Zealand’s child car seat recycling programme hits 100k milestone

The country’s only child car seat recycling programme has hit a major milestone after collecting over 100,000kg of plastic and metal for recycling.

Hamilton City Council continues support for child car seat recycling

Child car seat recycling in Hamilton has become more affordable thanks to a Council grant. The SeatSmart child car seat recycling programme, which has been running in the city since 2015, aims to tackle the issue of some 100,000 child car seats going to landfill each year, as well as raise awareness around expiry dates […]

NZ’s biggest insurer partners with SeatSmart

MEDIA RELEASE: New Zealand’s largest general insurer, IAG (trading under the brands AMI, State, NZI, NAC, Lumley and Lantern) is encouraging caregivers with young children to double check the condition of their child car restraints in the lead up to the Christmas holidays. The call comes as IAG completes a review of its child car […]

Free child car seat checks and recycling in South Wairarapa

MEDIA RELEASE: With the summer holidays just around the corner, parents and caregivers in South Wairarapa are being encouraged to check their child car seats. Wairarapa Road Safety Council Projects Coordinator, Holly Hullena says the Wairarapa has seen a huge increase in expired and incorrectly fitted car seats in vehicles. “It’s not uncommon for people […]

Thrifty Car Rental takes the sustainability high road

MEDIA RELEASE: When economic times are tough it’s often things like sustainability initiatives which get cut back, but one car rental company isn’t letting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic stop its drive for a better future. As part of its wider move towards greater sustainability, Thrifty Car Rental has the expired or damaged child […]

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