Intro course to Zero Waste & the Circular Economy

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What we cover

Zero Waste Concepts & Context

Delve into zero waste concepts, principles & philosophies.

  • The story of waste
  • What is zero waste
  • Māori cultural perspectives
  • Landfills & incineration
  • Roles of government & councils
  • Getting to know the wider sector

Recyclable Resources

Learn about journey of reusable goods from consumer to resale.

  • Identifying recyclable resources
  • Applying the waste hierarchy
  • The resource recovery journey
  • Recyclable materials
  • Organics & composting

Zero Waste Activities

Explore all zero waste activities & understand the environmental, economic & social benefits.

  • Education & behaviour change
  • Zero waste living
  • Zero waste events
  • Waste audits
  • Reuse Activities
  • Practical product stewardship

Practical Resource Recovery

Hands on experience at an operating resource recovery centre.

  • Site tour
  • Health & safety
  • Machinery & equipment

Please note: This sessions varies from site to site and is not included in online course.

Who is this training for

  • Members of community organisations interested in undertaking waste minimisation including reuse, repair, community composting and other local social enterprise
  • Businesses and individuals interested in the circular economy and/or expanding their environmental, zero waste and resource recovery knowledge
  • Elected members of local government with responsibilities under the Waste Minimisation Act
  • Local government staff involved in community economic and local development, waste minimisation and climate mitigation
  • People interested in living a zero waste lifestyle

Course fees for two day course

Please select the correct ticket option when pay for training fees. Get in touch if you are not sure which rate applies to you

  • $400.00* community group participant
  • $700.00* commercial/council participants

*Excluding gst & booking fee

Payment option by invoice is available – get in touch to process registration and payment via email.

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Contact Isy if you have any questions