Zero Waste Week is a grassroots campaign raising awareness of the environmental impact of waste and empowering participants to reduce waste. Not only is it good for the environment, being Zero Waste can be good for your wallet too!
Launched in the UK in 2008, the campaign is conducted almost exclusively online via the Zero Waste website, e-newsletters and social media. Whilst Zero Waste Week formally runs for one week in September, regular newsletters and fresh blog content is sent out throughout the year. The friendly online community share practical experiences and suggestions about waste avoidance via social media to keep the discussion and learning process going.
So to help you get ready for it and join in we’ll be posting tips through the week on the EcoCentre Facebook page as well as posts on here in addition to what is available from Zero Waste Week.
There are a few events coming up that can help you with your Zero Waste journey:
Wednesday 30th August, 9am – CBEC Compost Connection workshop, discounted worm farms available for $20 if you book in advance
Monday 4th September, 1-3pm – one of our Crafty Mondays sessions (1st Monday of the month) learn how to make Beeswax wraps at the EcoCentre, koha
Saturday 9th September, 10am-1pm – cheese making workshop with Kai Works at Te Ahu
Monday 2nd October, 1-3pm, Crafty Monday session – learn how to knit and/or crochet your own dishcloths and make-up remover pads etc at the EcoCentre, koha
Keep an eye on Kai Works Facebook page for future cheese making workshops etc.
If you’re new to the Zero Waste concept, or have been doing it a while there is a great Facebook group called Zero Waste NZ! which is a brilliant place to ask questions, share ideas and learn new skills.