Awards to recognise Champions of Zero Waste

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Auckland, July 17, 2018

Leaders and innovators in minimising waste going to landfill will be celebrated at the second Auckland Community Zero Waste Awards Night in Henderson on Wednesday July 25, 2018.

More than 90 community zero waste champions, some as young as eight years old, will be acknowledged as part of the celebration.

Award Categories

Hosted by Shortland Street stars Ben Barrington (Dr Drew McCaskill) and Sam Bunkall (Boyd Rolleston), the Awards recognise the work and passion across the community in six award categories:

Trailblazer: For the individual who has gone above and beyond demonstrating their passion, knowledge, encouragement and empowerment for zero waste in their community

Power of the People: For a group, community organisation (not-for-profit) or school that has demonstrated commitment, effort and leadership

Leaders in the Making: For Rangatahi/Young: People standing up and showing leadership for a zero waste world (this category is divided into two age groups: under 13 and 13-24 years)

Fair On All Fronts: For an innovative community or social enterprise that is converting waste into a resource and improving social, environmental and local economic outcomes

Re-Imagining the Resource: For an innovative, creative and unique upcycled product (each individual or group can enter with up to three different products)

About the Nominees

Nominees come from all over the Auckland Region and are from diverse backgrounds including representatives from Mori, Pacific, Indian and Chinese communities.

The Community Zero Waste Awards Night will be preceded by the Zero Waste Hui during the day, which is an opportunity for individuals and organisations with an interest in waste minimisation to come together to network, share skills and inspire each other.

For a list of speakers, panellists and exhibitors, please visit www.ecomatters.org.nz/zerowastehui

What: Zero Waste Awards

Who: EcoMatters Environment Trust and

The Auckland Guardians Group

Where: Zeal West, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson

When: Wednesday July 25 at 630 pm

Zero Waste Hui from 930 am to 330 pm

Photo Caption:

Sudesh Mittal (Courtesy: James Pasley, Fairfax New Zealand; as Published in Central Leader)

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