New Role – Communications Coordinator

We are looking for a new person to join our zero waste communications team in Wanaka.  You’ll have excellent writing skills, creative ideas and a passion for sustainability and zero waste.  Experience in behaviour change, social media, event management and community engagement is an advantage.

This is a permanent position, 32 hours a week based from our Wanaka office.

To apply please send a completed application form, covering letter and your CV to katy@wastebusters.co.nz by 5pm Friday 8th of March.

For more information contact Gina Dempster on 027 443 7116 or gina@wastebusters.co.nz

Container refunds for recycling

Have you ever read the back of a bottle and seen that it’s worth 10c in South Australia? We are really keen to see a similar refund system for all drink bottles and cans in New Zealand.

Container deposit-refund systems lead to extremely high recycling rates (up to 99% in Germany) and extremely low contamination rates. They also achieve extremely low litter rates – after all, most of us will pick up 10c if we see it lying in the gutter. In Norway, 97% of all plastic bottles are recycled, 92% to such a high standard they are turned back into drink bottles.

RRR and dance!

For anyone that hasn’t seen the Wastebusters movie ad – here it is! Of course we’d still recommend a night out at Cinema Paradiso to see it in full-screen glory (and to enjoy a home-made cookie or ice-cream). A massive thanks to Rachel Erichsen and the DANCE OUT LOUD School of Dance crew who made us look more coordinated than we really are, to Joe Murdie from The Film Crew Ltd who stayed calm no matter what crazy ideas we came up with, and especially to the Wastebusters crew who made it all work. Love you all!