2003

September 14, 2014 /

2003

  • Diversion of 68%.
  • Three-day workshop “Life with Waste”. The purpose of ‘Life with Waste’ is to further strengthen communities involved in waste minimization. In conjunction with the workshop is an exhibition “Art with Waste” featuring art and design from recycled items, and a “Fashion with Waste” event featuring an ‘upcycled fashion’ show.
  • Waste Minimisation Act – At “Life With Waste” the first draft of the Waste Minimisation Act is created. This is taken on the road by the Green Party, and entered into the ballot at Parliment, along with another 150 draft legislations. It is chosen first out of the box (out of 4), and passed by parliament 2 years later. http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/waste/waste-minimisation.html
  • Site tours of the Raglan Recycle Centre and Transfer Station begin. Over the next ten years Xtreme Waste hosts approximately 140 groups and over 3,500 people (and counting!)
  • Take on our first major Event Recycling, with local eco reggae festival Sound Splash. Manage the recycling of SoundSplash for the following 5 years it runs.
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