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Community-led Resource Recovery Centres (Community Recycling Centres or Zero Waste Hubs)
Community-led Resource Recovery Centres (Community Recycling Centres or Zero Waste Hubs)

Tue, 09 Apr

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Two Event Locations

Community-led Resource Recovery Centres (Community Recycling Centres or Zero Waste Hubs)

Three experts in the field of Community Resource Recovery share their knowledge and show how communities can take action that turns waste into local resources and jobs.

Time & Location

09 Apr 2024, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Two Event Locations

About the event

Pare Kore, who educate and advocate from a Māori worldview for a world without waste, are bringing eduation and inspiration to our communities. They have partnered with Ministry for the Environment and two other experts in the field to talk about Community-led Resource Recovery Centres (aka) Community Recycling Centres or Zero Waste Hubs and how they operate successfully in various locations across Aotearoa.

They will host two events on Tuesday 9 April

9 - 11.30am   RUATORIA (The Hearing Centre)

2.30 - 5pm     GISBORNE (Tairāwhiti Environment Centre)

Please RSVP by emailing tetairāwhiti@parakore.maori.nz.

Rick Thorpe, one of the founders of Xtreme Zero Waste in Whaingaroa, will share the story of how this famous community enterprise was established, and how they now achieve 80% division from landfill. He will also discuss community-based approaches to organics and food waste recovery.  Gary Kelk has been deeply involved in several CRRC including Xtreme Zero Waste, CBEC in Kaitaia and is now part of the Localised team that have supported seven new sites across Te Ika-a-Māui since being founded 5yrs ago. Gary will share more about the Localised mission which is to partner with community groups and make CRRC a reality.

Pine Campbell (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) Para Kore Waste kaiārahi ki Te Tai Rāwhiti and also a founder of Xtreme Zero Waste, will offer insight to the Māori worldview in relation to waste, resources and links to CRRC.

Rick, Gary and Pine have much to share about establishing and operating CRRC, including challenges and key factors for success.

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