In conjunction with our friends at Encounter Foundation, Innovative Waste Kaikoura is proud to be supporting the 'Restoration Station and Kaikoura Community Shed', opening on site, Thursday 15th September at midday.
In our ever increasing ‘throw away society’, IWK receives many goods that people for various reasons, no longer want. However, given a little TLC, know how and elbow grease, they could still have much life left, reducing waste to landfill.
A ‘Restoration Station’ whereby goods are diverted, collected, fixed, upcycled, renovated, re wired, painted or whatever its need may be, and put back out for sale on the shop floor. A concept where local members have access to project material, work together on their projects using the skill sets involved in the group or others they can encourage.
Mending represents a deliberate attempt to resist the throwaway culture. Repair cafés, which are huge globally, get people talking and give them the chance to network and learn about the local resources available. And, perhaps most surprisingly for anyone who considers mending to be some kind of frugal drudgery, repair cafés can be fun and creative.
Repairing creates a sense of empowerment and independence – it is also a way of creating community cohesion and reducing waste.
This is an exciting project & will be a hub for all things innovative, upcycled and creative.
A place to come together, share skills & knowledge, learn new skills, and make friends.
A place where handy, like minded people can come together and get creative, for the good of the planet.
The Restoration Station & Kaikoura Community Shed is our take on what is known globally as a 'Repair Cafe', with waste diversion being the key driver.
Normal shed days will be Wednesday & Sundays.
If this sounds like you, come along to the opening Thurs 15th September, midday @ The Green Shed, Innovative Waste, Scarborough St, Kaikoura.
Or for more information please feel free to get in touch with IWK's Project Coordinator, Jodie Denton on Jodie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 610 75754
Kaikoura’s Zero Waste journey is about to get a funding boost to create Zero Waste events. Assistance to make all future Kaikoura events zero waste, is possible via recent funding from the Canterbury based ‘Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust’. The Sustainable Initiatives Fund support many great sustainable initiatives in the Canterbury area. The Trust funds projects that create or inspire long term environmental benefits. This includes initiatives that minimise waste, maximise resource efficiency and reduce environmental impact.
Zero Waste events are a focus for the team at Innovative Waste Kaikoura. This funding allows Innovative Waste Kaikoura to contract Zero Waste events experts “Beyond the Bin”, based in Tauranga. Beyond the Bin work on the ground at some of NZ’s largest events developing zero waste initiatives which are fit-for-purpose. Beyond the Bin help events improve their waste practices through training and provision of resources. Now this learning can be passed on to the team at Innovative Waste Kaikoura, to roll out locally.
Zero Waste means no waste going to landfill and everything being recycled. Recently an audit was carried out of the Kaikoura waste stream and commercial waste to landfill showed up at 43% so aiming for Zero Waste events is a huge step in the right direction. Seafest is the first event to try this for the Kaikoura community. The aim is to have the tools and resources available for all events in Kaikoura. “Support will be available for all events” says Innovative Waste Manager Rob Roche.
A big part of this project will be having ‘Beyond the Bin’ on the ground during October’s annual Seafest event, setting up waste reduction facilities, educating and communicating, and training IWK staff in the world of Zero Waste events management. This will allow IWK to become Kaikoura’s local ‘go to’ for local events wanting to hop on the Zero Waste wagon and reduce their waste to landfill. IWK will create a Zero Waste events manual and will be able to assist event coordinators in establishing new practices.
Innovative Waste Kaikoura are committed to Zero Waste for the Kaikoura community and are looking forward to working with all events in and around Kaikoura; School fundraisers, sports events, music and food festivals, they can all achieve Zero Waste to landfill. Rob Roche from Innovative Waste says “all event attendees can participate in the achievement, while all events can have zero impact on our waste system”
Kaikoura’s well known Seafest to pave the new way.
Kaikoura Seafest organising committee are well on the way to seeing the popular event to be zero waste from here on in with support from Innovative Waste Kaikoura and Kaikoura District Council.
Seafest is New Zealand’s iconic seafood and wine festival. The seafest event is held annually at the beginning of October and signals the start of the summer tourist season. Seafest is known as a seafood festival with great entertainment, food & beverages. Seafest has taken a positive step to support Kaikoura’s Zero Waste commitment and the whole community.
This is the first year of the Zero Waste journey for Kaikoura’s popular Seafest event. For 2016, Seafest have developed a Zero Waste policy which stall holders had to agree to. “We are focussing on the site for 2016” says Seafest co-ordinator Sheena Hamilton. “This means ensuring we have bins and signs in place for waste disposal for vendors and guests at the festival.” The event intends to be fully Zero Waste in 2017. Innovative Waste Kaikoura is also encouraging other local commercial waste collection providers to come on board also.
Zero Waste means no waste going to landfill and everything being recycled. Recently an audit was carried out of the Kaikoura waste stream and commercial waste to landfill showed up at 43% so aiming for a Zero Waste event is a huge step in the right direction.
“People love to come to Kaikoura, and understanding that the community is passionate about protecting the environment is part of the Kaikoura experience”, says Kaikoura Promotions Manager Glenn Ormsby. The aim is to have the tools available for all events in Kaikoura, from here on in.
If you are attending Seafest this year, take note of the new waste system that will be in place, remember to recycle, think about doing your bit for the environment and enjoy your day.
If you are a local event coordinator, then Innovative Waste Kaikoura would love to hear from you and help your event to join our Zero Waste journey.