Case Study

Nelson Environment Centre

  • Highlight 186,000 items prevented going into landfill through sales from the reuse shop.
  • Employees NEC employs 16 people full time, nine people part time and has up to 35 volunteers involved in projects each year
  • Established 1976

Holds contracts with: Tasman District and Nelson City Councils.

Is funded by: MfE; Canterbury Community Trust; Pub Charity; Dick Roberts Trust; WWF; Bowater Motor Group; Bunnings; Nelson City Council; Tasman District Council; Working Together More Fund.

Has relationships with: Solar City (delivery of renewable energy education); National Environment Centre Collective; Experiencing Marine Reserves; & Friends of Maitai.

NEC waste related projects

  • Running the Nelson Reuse & Recycling store
  • Waste minimisation education programmes in schools and early childhoods centres
  • Builders cardboard waste behaviour change programme is achieving great results
  • Household food waste behaviour change programme supporting the WasteMINZ Behaviour change sector group project
  • Delivery of Compost/worm farm/bokashi workshops
  • Kids Edible Gardens in Schools programme
  • Maintains a website directory of reuse, recycling options in the Nelson Tasman region
  • Community garden & workshops on renewable energy and waste
  • Environmental film screenings