Margaret Baker, Victoria del la Varis-Woodcock, Emma McLean and her children Marnie and Nina McLean (seated)

Zero waste the goal

by Andy Bryenton

Kaipara residents can pick up the latest Love Kaipara waste minimisation and recycling guide for the Kaipara District from their local council office, library or Four Square.

The flyer represents the collaborative work of graphic designer Emma McLean and project manager Victoria del la Varis-Woodcock. Their intention was to produce an inspirational flyer with imagery of Kaipara beaches, children and families, to connect in readers’ minds the notion that every step taken towards waste reduction is a step taken to care for our environment and our children’s future.

“I hope this 2019 flyer stirs people to reduce waste and to move steadily towards the ‘zero waste’ vision,” says Ms del la Varis-Woodcock, who was sworn in as a Kaipara District Councillor last Friday. Kaipara residents will find the attractive flyer a useful resource to keep on-hand at work or home.

Featuring useful tips, waste-reduction strategies and guidelines on what items can be recycled in the Kaipara District, the flyer invites placement on fridges and noticeboards.

The Love Kaipara team continue to deliver the education programme in schools.

“From smart shopping to repairing, composting, reusing, repurposing and recycling items, I teach Kaipara kids how to shrink the amount of rubbish thrown into rubbish bins,” says Ms Baker.

“Teaching children the Reduce Reuse Recycle programme is a joy; they really get it!”