Auck­land lead­ing the world

Auck­land Coun­cil’s zero-waste ini­tia­tives recog­nised

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Auck­land Coun­cil has been glob­ally recog­nised by the C40 Cities Awards 2017 as one of the most in­no­va­tive coun­cils in the world for cli­mate change ac­tion. The awards cel­e­brate in­no­va­tive cli­mate change projects by may­ors of world-lead­ing cities – with Auck­land Coun­cil’s ‘Auck­land Waste to Re­sources’ pro­gramme se­lected as a Global Fi­nal­ist in the Ci­ties4ze­rowaste cat­e­gory. The Coun­cil’s Waste So­lu­tions team launched their zero-waste by 2040 am­bi­tion in 2012. Auck­land Mayor Phil Goff says it’s great to see Auck­land’s lead­er­ship on waste re­duc­tion in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised. “Re­duc­ing house­hold waste is a pri­or­ity. We have achieved re­duc­tions of 10 per­cent through a com­bi­na­tion of pay-as-you-throw pric­ing, in­creased re­cy­cling ca­pac­ity, in­or­ganic col­lec­tion and tri­alling food waste col­lec­tion.” The award win­ners will be an­nounced in early De­cem­ber.

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