About This Site
The website is a collaborative project co-funded by local and regional councils and commercial enterprises. The funding is used to contract a writer and other help to maintain and update the website, with some technical support from Timaru District Council webmaster.
The Gold sponsors
- UYO Aotearoa Cafe Guide (Use Your Own) is a tool to help customers, cafes and communities break up with unnecessary single use items including takeaway coffee cups and food containers
- Plasback: Plasback are Ministry for Environment accredited for Agrecovery product stewardship - and read more about them on our agricultural recycling page
- SULO: SULO has a strong commitment to Quality Assurance in bin manufacture
- Waste Management NZ
Origins and Funding Seed funding
The seed funding for this project was from the Canterbury Waste Joint Committee over 3 years from 2012-2014. The information was originally presented online as an ebook created by Media Kitchen. The shift to website was made in 2016, assisted by WasteMINZ
Foundation sponsors: Annual funding is from participating local councils, Environment Canterbury, Environment Southland and sponsorship from O-I Glass NZ, Plasback (Agpac) ,and SULO (VIP) contributed towards the cost of establishment of the website. In 2019 they are Gold sponsors, now joined by Waste Management NZ Ltd
This website (and the publisher, Timaru District Council) does not endorse or warrant any commercial information provided. See our page on terms and conditions.