Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


It’s in the can!

20 August 2004

It’s in the can!

Greater Wellington Regional Council hopes canned laughter will encourage people to recycle. From Thursday, 19 August Greater Wellington will be screening an ad in cinemas across the region as part of its Be the Difference campaign.

“Our Let Metal Live ad is a fun and memorable way of reminding people to recycle because new products can be made out of rubbish. Recycling is one of the easy things everyone can do to make a difference for the environment,” says Greater Wellington communications manager Andrew Cutler.

Sixty five percent of the average rubbish bag can be recycled or composted. New Zealanders throw away 3.6 million tonnes of rubbish every year.

“We can’t keep burying rubbish and hope the problem goes away. Rubbish doesn’t easily break down in a landfill and the Wellington region is running out of space for new landfills. The more recycling and composting we all do, the less we need landfills,” Mr Cutler says.

The Let Metal Live ad is being played at cinemas in Wellington City (Reading or Rialto), Lower Hutt (Hoyts), Masterton (Regent), Paraparaumu (Movieland Coastlands), and Porirua (Movieland). It can also be seen on the website www.bethedifference.gw.govt.nz

6371 households who are members of Greater Wellington’s Be the Difference programme will this week receive an information pack about getting your rubbish sorted. Greater Wellington’s Be the Difference programme encourages households to make small changes to their everyday lives that will make a difference to the environment.

The Be the Difference programme was launched in February 2004. Members receive information packs at least three times a year, giving advice and tips on how they can protect the environment and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Residents can join Be the Difference at www.bethedifference.gw.govt.nz or by completing a sign-up form available from Greater Wellington Regional Council.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election