Zero Waste: The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of all products, packaging, and materials, without burning them, and without discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.
Hannah and Liam aka The Rubbish Trip have created a zero waste roadshow that offers free presentations and workshops to community groups, schools and organisations all over New Zealand. Highly sought after, they have been travelling for over 18 months and continue to advocate for waste reduction practises, policy change and community action across the country. Beginning using themselves and their lifestyle as a resource, they have now put together a comprehensive website full of information that provides a holistic approach to waste reduction through day-to-day activities and actions.
Para Kore sees ‘zero-waste’ as a call to action to move away from a linear system of “take, make, dispose” and towards a circular system where waste becomes a resource for another process. They deliver “education and training on Marae across the country to create behaviour change that aligns with the principles of a circular economy by eliminating waste in the planning process”. Through their free services they have diverted 265.82 tonnes of waste from landfill.
Waste-ed is a Wellington centred, globally focused waste education platform. Through practical information about waste issues and initiatives in Wellington, Waste-ed aims to create a shift in behaviour and attitude around the consumerism and convenience we have all adopted in our lives. This shift helps us to see the global impact of everyday choices and realise we cannot make change within the current systems by buying or producing our way out of the problems. Ali and Sarah were driven to create a space of connection between those who are in the know and those who want to know. They do this through events, workshops, a radio show, research, managing Hopper Home Eco Shop and most importantly conversations. Lots and lots of conversations.