Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince — The Rubbish Trip

Roadshow battles rubbish

by Paul Campbell

Two self-styled ‘no-waste nomads’ are coming to Kaipara to offer free presentations to community groups and schools on how to reduce waste and rubbish in their lives.

Under the umbrella of The Rubbish Trip, Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince will be coming to Dargaville and Ruawai with their zero waste roadshow that offers advice across New Zealand about how and why individuals can reduce their waste footprint.

“Our presentations are informative,” says Hannah. “We don’t pull any punches, but are also hopeful, based on our own experience of living since the beginning of 2015, without a bin. We have a can-do attitude to reducing rubbish and want to show people how easy, fun and fulfilling waste reduction can be!

“Along the way, we constantly meet people doing their own amazing projects — whether waste-related, sustainability-focussed, socially-minded or creative. The Rubbish Trip is also about sharing these stories giving back, where we can, to the tireless work of others.

“At its core, The Rubbish Trip is motivated by the belief that the exchange of knowledge, energy, and solidarity is fundamental for a transition to more sustainable, connected communities.”

Kaipara dates for the presentation Reducing Our Household Rubbish, The Zero Waste Approach are:

Sunday, August 25, 4pm–6pm, Dargaville Scout Hall, 23 Onslow Street.

Tuesday, August 27, 7pm–9pm, Ruawai Community Church, 47 Freyburg Road. For more information visit therubbishtrip.co.nz.