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'Zero waste heroes' tour launches at Trash Palace

26 June 2006

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'Zero waste heroes' tour launches at Trash Palace

Green Party Waste Spokesperson Nándor Tánczos will be visiting zero waste heroes at councils, waste professionals and local businesses over the next two weeks to encourage submissions on the Green Party Waste Minimisation Bill.

The Green Party's Waste Minimisation Bill would introduce changes to reduce the amount of waste created as well as promoting reuse and recycling whenever possible, including a levy on Landfill waste. This measure has already received the backing of a number of groups, including the Employers and Manufacturers Association and key waste carriers.

The Local Government and Environment Select Committee has called for submissions on the Green Party Bill by Monday 7 August.

Nándor says the nationwide tour will be a great opportunity to showcase the efforts of the waste minimisation champions in our communities.

"Substantial progress in minimising waste has been made because of the enormous efforts of people in the resource recovery sector," Nándor says. "This Bill is an opportunity for government, councils and businesses to give some practical support to those efforts."

What: Launch of Zero Waste Heroes tour at Trash Palace, Porirua
When: Wednesday 28 June, 3.30pm
Where: Spicer Landfill, Broken Hill Road, Elsdon, Porirua


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