When Waiheke resident Jeremy O’Hanlon took over The Rubbish Company, he noticed a big problem with the amount of construction waste heading to landfill. With a strong desire to make a difference to the amount of landfill waste the island generates, he set about making a change – and with the help of a Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) grant, the 10 Ton project was formed.
Auckland Council is keen to undertake an in-depth feasibility study to find a solution for New Zealand’s looming paper and cardboard recycling crisis, as a matter of urgent priority. In recognition of the need for a coordinated national approach, there is support for urgent action from local authorities across New Zealand.
Wondering what the next step on your plastic-free journey could be? A quick look at what we put in our rubbish and recycling on a weekly basis can give some great ideas on things we can change that will make an impact.