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This isn’t the only example. SKYCITY is turning our Anchor milk bottles collected from their hotel rooms, restaurants and cafes into mini shampoo, conditioner and body lotion bottles for guests.
We’ve also set up NZAgbiz in 2005 with the purpose of creating value from dairy by-products that might otherwise go to landfill. What that looks like today is taking ‘loss streams’, like cheese trimmings, from Fonterra and even other dairy manufacturing sites and turning them into useful animal nutritional products. These are then sold to farmers to help their livestock thrive.
Both this and the SKYCITY partnership are finalists in the 2018 Sustainable Business Network Business Awards 'Going Circular' category.
These examples are more than just simple recycling initiatives. They’re a collaborative effort between New Zealand companies, taking responsibility for reducing their environmental impact.
To help speed up the adoption of the circular economy in New Zealand, the Sustainable Business Network has founded a Circular Economy Accelerator. The Accelerator helps businesses progress their circular journey by providing resources and guidance. Their research has shown Auckland, New Zealand could be $8.8 billion better off by 2030 if it makes a transition to the circular economy.
The circular economy is good for you, for the environment and for your bottom line. It will continue to play a bigger and bigger role. Fonterra is proud to be on this journey. We will continue to look at ways where we can embed this approach into our business.
To read more about Fonterra’s progress towards sustainability click here.