Useful Links on Waste Reduction
Exploring waste minimisation? Trying to reduce your home, school or business environmental impact, here in NZ?
Once you have explored this One Planet website, these additional external links may help you:
- Like and Follow 'OnePlanetNZ' on Facebook
- Ellen MacArthur Foundation - What is a circular economy?
- NZ Ministry for Environment website - waste pages
- Para Kore
- WasteMINZ Website and Facebook
- Zero Waste Network NZ - community led projects
- Sustainable Living Education Trust - household & community education info on many aspects of sustainability: 'future living skills' (Includes a waste minimisation community learning guide: free access in member council areas)
- Rubbishfree (blog plus an online shop)
- Waste Minimisation Fund - projects supported around NZ
- Recycle NZ - includes video, campaign week each year.
- Envision NZ - A Zero Waste World
- Sustainable Business Network
- The Rubbish Trip NZ website, also find them on Facebook.
- Love Food Hate Waste website and on Facebook.
- ECO - Environmental and Conservation Organisations of NZ - a network of local and national groups
- Sustainable Coastlines - promotes beach cleans, river care and waste reduction - also on Facebook
- The Non Plastic Maori (blog) - Facebook
- Wanaka Wastebusters
- Enviroschools Foundation - network of participating NZ schools
- Environment Hubs NZ
- Leading the Charge Electric Vehicle information
- Living off the smell of an Oily Rag
- Hutt Valley Council - Let's Sort Our Waste
Blog Posts and News Stories
- Time for a Targeted Approach to Plastic - Gena Dempster, Wanaka Wastebusters
- Plastic waste in modern society
- I don't litter so how does plastic get into to the ocean?
- Microfibres and how to banish them - Ethique
- Polymer fibres in fashion clothing encourage throw away, but they don't go away! BBC item.
- back in 1989 NZ's glass milk bottles gave way to plastics - was it the right choice? TVNZ item
- Plastic Free July
- Keep NZ Beautiful
- Use Your Own (UYO)
- Conscious Consumers - links customers and businesses (especially cafes) seeking to reduce waste
- Refill - Free Water on the Go campaign
- Best Fish Guide
- Our Seas Our Future:
- The Story of Stuff Project
- The Kiwi Bottle Drive
- Take 3 for the sea
- Ecomailbox - Digital mailer
Calculators and Certifications
- Earth Day Footprint Calculator
- Footprint calculator from WWF in the UK, but there is no NZ-specific one.
- Carbon footprint calculator from Enviro-Mark (NZ)
- Environmental Choice New Zealand Ecolabelling Programme
- Earth Overshoot Day
- Ministry of Education - Education for Sustainability
- Pūtātara - A call to action - This resource supports schools and teachers to develop learning opportunities that are place-based, inquiry-led, and focused on participation for change.
- NZ Education - school resource on environmental footprinting (PDF poster) and associated teacher's notes.
- Transform - a visual arts based investigation of waste. (Word document download)
- Plastic Pollution Coalition education resources