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22/10/2020

Liam talks sh*t: composting toilets for Wellington?

Today, we (mostly Liam) presented to the Wellington City Council Strategy and Policy Committee, to make the case for composting toilets to be considered in the […]
15/09/2020

Submitting on Wellington City Council Proposed Solid Waste Management & Minimisation Bylaw 2020

Wellingtonians! Consultation is now open on the Wellington City Council Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020! You have until 5pm on 25 September 2020 […]
24/08/2020

Resources to Help You Submit on Govt’s Proposal to Ban some Hard-to-Recycle and Single-Use Plastic Items

On Wednesday 12 August 2020 the Government announced a proposal to ban a range of hard-to-recycle and single-use plastic items. The proposal is now up for public […]
11/08/2020

Government proposes bans on wide range of PVC, polystyrene and single-use plastic products

Off the back of the announcement yesterday that New Zealand would be returning to Alert Level 2 and Auckland to Alert Level 3, perhaps this morning’s […]
13/05/2020

Letter to NZ Transport Ministers Re Low-Carbon Inter-Regional Transport Options under Alert Level 2

Tēnā kōrua Hon Phil Twyford (Minister of Transport) and Hon Julie Anne Genter (Associate Minister of Transport), We’re writing to you to express our concerns about […]
06/04/2020

Podcast 26: Robert Hall: Wholegrain Organics

This podcast with Robert Hall, owner of Wholegrain Organics, paints a perfect picture of the value of resilience and resourcefulness when it comes to accessing, growing and […]
01/04/2020

Fixing our Fibre Problem: Paper and Cardboard Does Not Belong in Landfill

When conversations about waste come up, it’s very common for plastic to steal all the air time. However, zero waste is not just about plastic (which, […]
24/03/2020

Reducing Your Recycling Stockpile while in COVID-19 Lockdown

Wellington City Council has postponed recycling collections during the COVID-19 lockdown and will only be offering rubbish collections.** For people living in Wellington City (and other areas […]
22/01/2020

Podcast 25: Professor Susan Krumdieck: Transition Engineering

Dr Susan Krumdieck, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury, is a leading proponent of the emerging field of Transition Engineering, and Co-Founder of the Global […]
12/01/2020

Podcast 24: Katrina Wolff: Blue Borage

Katrina Wolff is the creator of Blue Borage, a business in Auckland through which she supports households, schools, workplaces and communities to develop and sustain on-site […]
09/01/2020

Govt Consultation on Landfill Levy, Waste Data and More: An Explainer from the Zero Waste Community

Ngā mihi mō te tau hou! At the end of last year the Ministry for the Environment released an 81 page tome announcing a proposal to […]
05/01/2020

Preaching to “The Converted” #10: Kate and Antony White

  Kate is a school teacher specialising in Te Reo Māori and Coordinator of the Mid-Canterbury Timebank. She and her husband, Antony (an accountant), live in […]