Times are changing! 2014 looks set to be a bad one for the life of the plastic bag, and a good one for the life of everything else. Hawaii are getting into it too…
Our friends over at www.unpackit.org.nz put together a list of the best and worst packaging. Helps to point us in the right direction when we are purchasing. Support the good guys.
createyourowneden.org.nz is an easy to follow website about composting, put together by Auckland City Council. If you are wanting to get composting – visit here first!
You can recycle clear wrap by putting it in your kerbside bin (collected together in one bag) or bringing it to the clear wrap bin at Xtreme Waste. With the exception of cling wrap (which is made of PVC, and is NOT accepted), two good rules of thumb for determining which materials are accepted are […]
16 Enviroschool teachers from all over the central North Island came to Raglan for a retreat and training session. The teachers wanted to have a chance to get out and encounter local stories of local community partnerships and environmental initiatives. So they came to Xtreme Waste! Jacqui told the group about Para Kore, and Bexie […]
The community recycling network brought ten community groups to Xtreme Waste for a day of learning about zero waste and community enterprise. The goal was to share knowledge and encourage community recycling enterprise in Auckland and beyond. We also invited local speakers: Di Jenings from Community Enterprise Development, Melissa McMahon from Dumpster hoodies, Ben Galloway […]
30 students on their school camp came to visit Xtreme. Thanks to our new awning, we were able to do a full tour in the rain. Woohoo! The kids were new to so many of the concepts that we discussed, but in no way were they unconcerned. Melissa and Bexie so appreciated being able to […]
30 students came with teachers and adults. Feedback: “Rubbish and recycling can also be fun! Does not need to stink and start in your own house and backyard. Well done! We hope Whitianga will learn and adapt!”
Danielle and Melissa ran a site tour for Ruawaro School – around 25 kids and 6 adults. The kids knew quite a bit about different kinds of recycling. The first activity we did was to get the kids to sort out a bag of rubbish into the different categories; recycling, reuse, landfill. Next we went […]
What a great opportunity to educate our local tamariki and their parents on their local resource and recycling centre. The kids went home shouting “wash and squash!” and “Stinky landfill” while the parents were able to ask lots of questions about Xtreme Waste.