in association with Greater Wellington Regional Council
~ sustainability projects
Very Pressing issues
Blue Star knows sustainability is a serious issue.
A marketing execution partner for their customers, the printing, logistics and design firm has an obsessive focus on keeping things sustainable.
It’s pioneered the use of soy-based inks, eco-friendly chemicals and sustainably sourced paper. As well there’s a constant push to reduce waste and measure its carbon footprint among its 228 staff in Wellington.
“We take our leadership in the industry very seriously,” says Wellington Group General Manager Darren Comrie (pictured). “Our business must be responsible and sustainable, taking the right actions for our stakeholders and ultimately our planet.”
EAST BY WEST FERRIES
No ordinary Ferry
Sometimes beer cans can help save the planet.
East by West Ferries swapped bottles for cans on its harbour ferries and they estimate the lighter loads will cut out about 1.9 tons of carbon going into the atmosphere each year.
Even better is their locally-built electric ferry Ika Rere, launched in March. The first fast zero-emission ferry in the Southern Hemisphere, Ika Rere is big, quiet and clean.
“We have set the benchmark for low-carbon, marine passenger transport,” says managing director Jeremy Ward (pictured). “Now others are looking to follow in our wake!”