Online Course: Introduction to Zero Waste & the Circular Economy

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What we cover

Session 1: Zero Waste Concepts & Context

9am – 12pm // Wednesday 17 July 2024

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

Session 2: Recyclable Resources

9am – 12pm // Wednesday 24 July 2024

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

Session 3: Zero Waste Activities

9am – 12pm // Wednesday 31 July 2024

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

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

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

Complete online course (3 x sessions, 3hr per session)

  • $300.00* community group participant
  • $525.00* commercial/council participants

Individual online sessions (3 hr session)

  • $100.00* community group participant
  • $175.00* 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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