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Zero Waste

What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste' is exactly as it sounds. The creation of a circular economy where no waste is produced. Our society has become far too comfortable with single-use, throw-away and short-lived goods.

Zero waste concepts follow a refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot philosophy, reducing or ultimately eliminating what ends up in landfill and protecting the natural world in which we rely so heavily. This is also known as a 'circular economy'.


For the Envirohub Marlborough Team, Zero Waste is a goal. Realistically, to achieve zero waste we need to instil a collective change in mindset and behaviour at a grassroots level.


Thus, Envirohub and other environmental organisations, use the term 'Zero Waste' to define any substantial effort working toward achieving this ultimate goal.


Image thanks to the Ministry for Environment


The Zero Waste International Alliance definition of zero waste is:

“Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.”

Image thanks to the Zero Waste Network

Our Zero Waste Efforts

Zero Waste

With the assistance of our new Zero Waste Dishwashing Trailer we aim to normalise reuse concepts and provide reusable cutlery and crockery at events. We also assist in other practices to make your next event more Zero Waste.

Collection station

We run a collection station at the Picton Environment Centre for all those difficult to recycle items.

Collect and drop off yours today!


Raising awareness and education is huge in sharing zero waste practices and how we can all make the changes collectively to make a big difference!

Keep an eye out for workshops, events and more as we collaborate and share knowledge with our community - you!


We run various campaigns throughout the year working with local businesses and the community to help drive change and a more circular economy.

Check our our latest campaigns or reach out if you would love to work with us!

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