Auckland leading the world
Auckland Council’s zero-waste initiatives recognised
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.