We have given the Bluff, Invercargill, Mataura and Gore recycling and rubbish drivers the day off on Monday 8 February (to celebrate Waitangi Day). This means that recycling and rubbish collections will be one day later this week (8-13 February) for these towns.
The Invercargill City Council library has ebooks available to loan
We've started a new segment on our website - Hints & Tips - and we would like your help. Send us your best waste minimisation tip and we'll share it will all our readers.
Waste is a symptom of an inefficient process. Waste is materials that are paid for, and subsequently rendered useless. Before materials are rendered useless they are stored in valuable office/floor space. After materials are rendered useless, money is paid to dispose of them. Resource efficiency is an important business process that could save your organisation a lot of money.
It is becoming increasingly important to everyday business practice to be resource efficient. Being more resource efficient organisations can not only reduce their impact on the environment, but also improve their bottom line, competitive edge and reputation.
Waste is a symptom of an inefficient process. By beng more resource efficient your business can increase profit, gain a competitive edge, strengthen your reputation with customers and investors, oh and reduce your impact on the environment.
In 2009, on average each Southlander disposed of 545kg of rubbish and 101 kg of recyclables. Businesses contribute 45% of the waste that is sent to landfill in Southland. This guide proves the business case for recycling, detailing what the benefits are to your business, what can be recycled in Southland and how easy it is for your business to start recycling.
Waste is a symptom of an inefficient process. Read the following case studies and learn how Southland businesses are playing their part to help the environment, by reducing their waste, developing a competitive edge and still making money.
10 top tips to help you business make sustainability 'business as ususal'.
Conquer your organisations paper "mountain" with these simple everyday actions
Pakeke Lions operates a successful recycling centre based in the township of Gore. WasteNet dropped in for a visit and found out their 3 top recycling tips.
Recycle your empty aerosol cans in the yellow recycling bin or local recycle centre