Greens Northland and Carbon Neutral Kerikeri are pleased to host a talk by The Rubbish Trip and New Zealand Product Stewardship Council, followed by a shared waste-free lunch!
New Zealand has a "rubbish record on waste". Per capita, we're one of the most wasteful countries in the world. To make matters worse, our recycling system has unravelled following China's import restrictions on recyclable materials.
The recent ban of single-use plastic bags demonstrates that New Zealanders want action on waste issues. However, there's so much more that could be done if we look to overseas examples and our own Waste Minimisation legislation.
Join Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, to discuss:
- why New Zealand's waste system is in such a mess
- the policy we need to get out of this
- how you can get involved in calling for more meaningful change.
Hannah is also the Coordinator of the New Zealand Product Stewardship Council, an independent, non-profit organisation supporting inclusive government, industry and community engagement around the investigation and implementation of product stewardship in New Zealand.
After the talk there will be a shared waste-free lunch - please bring along a small kai to share that you've made and transported without rubbish.
Parking for this venue is available at the Playcentre next door, along the roadside, or at the Stone Store Basin Car Park.