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Ellerslie Flower Show Goes Green

MEDIA RELEASE: 9 November 2005

Ellerslie Flower Show Goes Green

New Zealanders are great recyclers. For the first time this year they will have the opportunity to "use the right bin" at the Ellerslie Flower Show being held at the Manurewa Botanical Gardens from 16-20 November.

Implementing a recycling programme in the high profile event is a dream come true for the Environmental Beverage Action Group. EBAG is a cross-industry group dedicated to significantly increasing the numbers of used beverage containers being recycled instead of sent off to landfill. The group is working to get recycling included in many high profile events around the country. At the Ellerslie Flow Show this year glass bottles, aluminium cans and plastic water bottles will all be collected in dedicated recycled bins placed around the site. In addition cardboard and plastic shrink-wrap will be recycled from the event.

Group member Sharon Jereb of DB Breweries says "we know that gardeners are especially conscious of being responsible for the environment and we are very confident that they will appreciate the opportunity to recycle used beverage containers as they enjoy the wonderful event."

The Food & beverage service contractors for this year's Ellerslie Flow Show, is Compass Group NZ. National Operations Manager, Murray Ross said that his company is getting more and more requests to ensure that recycling is part of their event waste management plans. "We were very glad to be approached by the Environmental Beverage Action Group as their philosophy of environmental responsibility fits very neatly with what we are also about. The Ellerslie Flower show management are very supportive as well, so everyone is working together to minimise the amount of waste generated from the event."

Ellerslie Flower Show General Manager Peter Cox said they are delighted to incorporate recycling in this year's show that promises to be bigger than ever. "We hope that all visitors to the show will get the message and use the right bin", said Mr Cox.

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