Waste Minimisation (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
The waste that we generate can pollute our environment and result in expensive landfill costs. Did you know it takes one million years for a plastic jug to break down? That's a lot of future generations!
Adding to that, the resources we consume and throw away are often derived from processes that have negative effects on natural ecosystems, and the local communities who depend on them. The more we re-use the resources currently in the supply chain, the less we need to extract from the natural environment.
New Zealanders use 22 million plastic bags a day - WOW, do we really need all those plastic bags? What else do we use that we don't need?
Around 25% of our local waste is recycled in Rotorua. Is that enough? How could we do better?
Tips for recycling in Rotorua