Imagination + upcycling = SoReal art

What does every broken-down appliance dropped at Wastebusters dream of becoming? A raygun or Crystallion Fabriculator night light made by artist Sean Boyd. A free exhibition of his original sculptures is on now at Central Stories museum in Alexandra. If you love local art, Star Wars or Guardians of the Galaxy, this ones for you. The SoReal exhibition runs 10am-4pm, every day until 19th October.


We need your sewing help

DSC_1426 copyA huge shout-out to everyone who is helping to sew our 200 Limited Edition bags. We still have a few bags to be made, so pick up a sewing kit from Gina here in the portacom at Wanaka Wastebusters if you’d like to help.

You can buy your reusable glass cup (good for miso and tea) and stainless steel drink bottle on  Pledge Me before 10th Oct.

Last Sewing Bee date: Sat 8th October 9:30am-12:30pm, Mt Aspiring College, Rm 23 & 24.  Bring your sewing machine (if you have one) and food to share.

Cardrona river clean-up

mathilde-smallFriends of Cardrona River are organising a clean-up day on Saturday November 5th. Meet at the gravel road near the river (past Wastebusters) on Ballantyne Rd at 9am. Bring gloves, sunhats and something to eat and drink. Love this local initiative to look after our waterways and keep rubbish out of our beautiful rivers.

Hugh’s War on Waste

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 11.31.19 amHugh’s War on Waste starts on Choice TV Thursday night at 8.25pm. Entertaining and upfront – this BBC programme changed the way big UK companies look at waste, including food waste and coffee cups. Donations to the biggest food share charity went up 60% after it screened in the UK, meaning that an extra 50,000 people are being fed on food which would otherwise have ended up in the rubbish bin.