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December 2004, Volume 15, Number 11

Zero Waste Bus Tour

Zero Waste bus tours of the North and South Islands are planned for early next year...

The tours follow on from a successful South Island Zero Waste New Zealand Trust bus tour run in March this year, says trust chief executive officer Jo Knight.

The bus tours are aimed at local body councillors and council staff to enable them to learn about a range of waste minimisation and recycling initiatives, reports the trust’s Zero Waste Update newsletter.

“It’s seeing these projects in operation and talking to people who have set them up that inspires people to see that there are alternatives to landfill,” says Jo.

Information gathered by participants equips them to lead zero waste initiatives in their communities and to help them find ways to solve their local waste management issues.

“It’s also important to encourage councils to make positive steps towards recycling and zero waste in terms of New Zealand’s clean green image for both the tourism and export industries.”

This year’s South Island tour included waste recovery and recycling facilities, a worm farm, a bio-digester, a refuse press and presentations on levy options, education programmes and other local initiatives.

“Zero waste experts and staff were available to answer questions, encourage discussion, compare and comment as the different projects were viewed by participants.

“It also gave the host communities an opportunity to discuss their waste management developments and progress towards zero waste, and a lot of networking took place with participants.”

Other stories about Recycling:
Ingenuity Bales up Rubbish - Innovative Waste (August 2001)
Misplaced Resource - WasteBusters Trust Canterbury (June 2001)
Community Tackles Waste - Central Otago Wastebusters (June 2001)
Partnership Wins Bid - Clean Stream Waiheke Ltd (September 2001)
Vehicle for Learning and Growth... - Turanga Ararau (October 2001)
Wheels of Fortune - Palmerston North Green Bikes Trust (November 2001)
Finding a Green Solution - Southland Community Wastebusters Trust (April 2001)
Conference Zeros In On Waste - Zero Waste NZ Trust (January 2001)
The Road Ahead to Zero - Zero Waste New Zealand Trust (September 2000)
Entries Sought - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (May 2000)
Making Haste for Waste - Nga Tutukitanga o Taieri Trust, Taireri Wastebusters (December 1999)
Creating a Special Place - Mana Community Enterprises Inc (March 2002)
Wasting No Time - Central Otago Recycling Initiative (November 1999)
Make It Easy - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (April 2002)
Celebrating Waste - Mid Canterbury Wastebusters (August 1999)
Generous Community Support - Kaiapoi Community Care and Employment Trust (August 1999)
Looking to a Sustainable Future - Whaingaroa Resource Recovery Trust (August 1999)
Responses to New Project Great - Manukau Urban Maori Authority (April 1999)
Professional and Passionate - X-treme Waste Incorporated (June 2002)
Environmental Gem - EERST (August 2002)
A Good Turn - Innovative Waste Kaikoura (July 2002)
Recycling a Beach - WasteBusters Trust Canterbury (January 2003)
Overcoming Isolation - Matakaoa Charitable Work Trust (April 2003)
Waste Plaza - Palmerston North City Council (July 2003)
Xtreme Success - Xtreme Waste (September 2003)
Confessions of a Treeaholic - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (September 2003)
Green Bag Campaign - Zero Waste New Zealand Trust (November 2003)
The 30-Something Challenge - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (November 2003)
Recycling Resource - Envision New Zealand (November 2003)
Creations from Waste - Kahurangi Employment Trust (May 2004)
Community Provides Key - Wastebusters Canterbury (August 2004)
'Enormous Satisfaction' - Southland Enterprises Incorporated (September 2004)
Passion Overcomes Hurdles - Amberley District Residents Association (October 2004)
Other stories about Waste Minimisation:
Ingenuity Bales up Rubbish - Innovative Waste (August 2001)
Misplaced Resource - WasteBusters Trust Canterbury (June 2001)
Community Tackles Waste - Central Otago Wastebusters (June 2001)
Partnership Wins Bid - Clean Stream Waiheke Ltd (September 2001)
Finding a Green Solution - Southland Community Wastebusters Trust (April 2001)
Conference Zeros In On Waste - Zero Waste NZ Trust (January 2001)
The Road Ahead to Zero - Zero Waste New Zealand Trust (September 2000)
Journey into Waste - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (March 2002)
Wasting No Time - Central Otago Recycling Initiative (November 1999)
A Growing Opportunity - The ReSource Trust (October 1999)
Make It Easy - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (April 2002)
Misplaced Resource - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (July 2002)
A Good Turn - Innovative Waste Kaikoura (July 2002)
Getting Out There - Lighthouse Centre Trust (September 2002)
Overcoming Isolation - Matakaoa Charitable Work Trust (April 2003)
Unique Opportunity - Xtreme Waste (July 2003)
Waste Plaza - Palmerston North City Council (July 2003)
Confessions of a Treeaholic - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (September 2003)
Green Bag Campaign - Zero Waste New Zealand Trust (November 2003)
The 30-Something Challenge - Wastebusters Trust Canterbury (November 2003)
Bagging Jobs - Zoo Doo (July 2004)
Community Provides Key - Wastebusters Canterbury (August 2004)
A Future with Zero Waste - Innovative Waste Kaikoura (October 2004)
CONTACT
Zero Waste New Zealand Trust
P O Box 33 1695
Takapuna, Auckland
Phone (09) 4860734
Fax (09) 489 3232
email: jo@zerowaste.co.nz
www.zerowaste.co.nz

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