Projects

At Wastebusters we are always looking for ways to reduce waste. We love working with other recycling centres and like-minded people around New Zealand on projects, big and small. We are currently involved in the following  projects:

Smart Packaging and the Unpackit Awards – a nationwide project initiated by Wastebusters to help New Zealanders choose smart packaging and reduce packaging waste. The Unpackit Packaging Awards ran from 2010-2013 to find the best and worst packaging in New Zealand, and give Smart Packaging advice to businesses. The project was supported by the Waste Minimisation Fund.

On The Road Recycling – Wastebusters has run the South Island part of this project which makes it easier for visitors to recycle. On the Road Recycling helps New Zealand live up to the clean green brand we sell to the world, and fulfils tourists expectations of being able to access recycling services.

Love Food Hate Waste – Wastebusters supports the NZ Love Food Hate Waste campaign run by WasteMINZ to reduce food waste going to landfill. Gina is a member of the WasteMINZ steering committee on Behaviour Change. Wastebusters have run and supported local events to give people tools to eat and preserve food which would otherwise have gone to waste.