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Container refunds for recycling – bring it on

Sign the petition for a container deposit-refund system in New Zealand here. 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 …more

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Get gardening and composting with Dr Compost

Growing your own veggies is a great source of cheap, healthy and super-fresh food, and it can be a great way to reduce waste too. No more plastic packaging to take home, plus you can transform all your garden and …more

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Do you want to say goodbye to plastic bags?

The Government has proposed banning single use plastic bags – but they want to hear what you think. It’s not a done deal, so it’s well worth putting in a submission. You can do a submission in as little as …more

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Join the Wasties crew

Reuse Customer Service Sales Assistant. We have a full-time job in our Wanaka Yard and Store; receiving, sorting and selling stuff in our busy shop and yard (must be able to work weekends). You’ll be enthusiastic about zero waste, friendly …more

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Rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle and dance!

For anyone that hasn’t seen the new 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 …more

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Be part of the journey to zero waste

We are looking for Directors for the Wastebusters Board. This is a voluntary governance role with a three year term and involves monthly board meetings. Experience in marketing or strategic business development would be an advantage. Email fowwbusters@gmail.com if you’re …more

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Wasties Ski and Snowboard Sale still on

Wasties giant ski and snowboard sale is still on. We’ve opened the ski container and have put nearly everything out so you can kit yourself out for the ski season. We still have some skis, snowboards and snowboard boots left, …more

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Reuse Customer Service Job

Does giving something a second life make you happy? Do you like showing things off to their best advantage? Wastebusters in Wanaka is looking for a customer service specialist to help find stuff a second home in our busy yard.  …more

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Mr Manly – the Wastebusters cat

Meet Mr Manly, our new Wastebusters cat. Mr Manly is 10 years old and Queenstown Cat Rescue  helped rehome him. He is doing a great job of keeping down rats and mice, who were making the most of our catless …more

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Want to see waste reduction a priority? Your chance to have a say

Waste is growing in our district. Since May 2016, we’ve been sending glass picked up at the kerbside for recycling in Queenstown to landfill. Now Alexandra kerbside glass is going to landfill too. We need a bold vision to move …more

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