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Newsletter: EfS in Queenstown Lakes

February 11th, 2014

I have been working on a newsletter to showcase some of the amazing work our local schools and early childhood centres are doing as they journey towards sustainability. In this issue read about; Enviroschools reflection sessions at Queenstown Primary, Wanaka …more

Life after beer

February 11th, 2014

What happens to glass bottles after you drop them off for recycling? The Wastebusters processing crew sort glass by hand into three colours. Off it goes to Auckland to be melted down and made into new bottles.That’s real recycling – …more

Open Waitangi Day

February 5th, 2014

Yes, we are open 9am-5pm on Waitangi Day, so pop into the shop if you’re having a clean out or want to find some new treasures for your house or garden. Our recycling drop off will be fully staffed too. …more

Free, healthy veggies through the winter

February 4th, 2014

If you’ve been thinking about coming to a Dr Compost “Get Growing” workshop, don’t miss this one – it’s his last in Queenstown before winter. Find out how to keep harvesting all winter long, plant now for fresh free veggies. …more

Recycling peaks

February 4th, 2014

Wow, we’ve collected some massive amounts of recycling over the summer!  A huge 1.8 tonnes of aluminium came in from Rhythm & Alps. We recycle four times as much glass over the summer, just as well we’ve got the new …more

Recycling in the Rippon sun

February 4th, 2014

Rippon ’14 went off without a hitch and lots of Kiwi music was loved by all. The Wanaka Wastebusters crew had a great day, and really appreciated all the shout-outs from the main stage and the positive culture around recycling. …more

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