Waste Minimisation


Hi, I’m Emily - Council’s new waste minimisation educator. 

I’m going to be helping Ruapehu communities understand our waste challenges and giving people simple, practical ideas and actions which they can make in their own life to reduce the amount of waste they produce.

Plastic Free July Wrap Up

If you accepted the Plastic Free July Challenge you were one of the 3.4 million participants in 177 countries across the globe to #ChooseToRefuse single-use plastic and help reduce the worldwide epidemic of plastic waste.     

Ruapehu District Council delivered six workshops across the region to support Plastic Free July.  The workshops provided alternative solutions to single use plastics.  Different methods of yoghurt making were demonstrated and discussed.  Participants learnt how to make beeswax wraps and got to take them home.  Approximately 90 metres of cling film could be eliminated per week thanks to our participants using their wraps (which is the equivalent of an oven being wrapped 38 times by cling film!).  Thank you to REAP Taumarunui, Powderkeg Ohakune and Waiouru Community Services Centre for providing their awesome facilities for free! 

Contact me

If you want to discuss any of Council's waste minimisation initiatives, or arrange for a waste minimisation workshop or programme for your community group, school, marae or business, please contact me

Phone: 07 895 8188 or 06 385 8364


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