But it isn’t just about diaries and notebooks. Auckland Transport have partnered with All Heart for all unwanted office material to be redirected to community groups. The most recent cleanout saw 100 per cent of redundant items, weighing over 15 tonnes, repurposed for community group needs.
All Heart is on a mission to reduce waste before it ever gets produced, sharing that “At All Heart NZ, we have begun to grow our service to address not only where items end up after use, but how and why they were created in the first place. We believe that improving the ways we both source and dispose of corporate goods can positively impact our planet and the quality of life of the people who help produce, reuse and dispose of it.”
Joe encourages other groups to apply for Auckland Council WMIF funding, too.
“We want to see more unwanted corporate items redirected to where they are needed. Not only does it help community groups, it makes a real impact in reducing waste here in Aotearoa.”
Have you got a great zero-waste idea?
The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund brings ideas to life and supports our target of zero waste to landfill by 2040.
WMIF funds projects from businesses, local iwi, education and community groups that will minimise waste. Learn more about when and how to apply on the council website.