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20/12/2016 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 20 December 2016
District is looking greener than ever this summer, but not because of the
recent rain. Council-funded environmental programme Paper4trees has crunched
the numbers and is reporting a significant win for waste minimisation in the
has revealed that for the 2015/16 year, 630m3 of landfill has been saved in the
district thanks to the educational programme, and Council is very pleased with
initiatives like Paper4trees is a key part of achieving our goals set out in
the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. We are very pleased to see targeted
education achieving such significant outcomes,” Council Waste Recovery Manager
Craig Goodwin says.
the results, Paper4trees reports 314 native trees have been planted, 79 tonnes
of paper and cardboard has been recycled, and as a result in the reduced
landfill, 426 tonnes of carbon dioxide was averted during the 2015/16 year.
is an environmental education programme run by Environmental Education for
Resource Sustainability Trust, encouraging schools to reduce the amount of
paper and cardboard waste they send to landfill.