Thursday, January 22, 2015

Environmentally consciousness

Ngarimu on his red scooter as he went around the grounds to see if we were working well.

Zero-waste Strategy Management: Here's the Volunteers at work. Dressed in our official crew kowhai/yellow or kikorangi/blue T-shirt and cow boy hat, we trudged our kikorangi/blue and kakariki/green bins to our different stations. By chance, I got involved in Ngarimu's Zero waste program. Ngarimu also sourced cutlery and plates made of potatoes which is 10-0% biodegradable.

When I shopped at Target in Australia, the sales clerk asked if I wanted a bag. I asked if I had to pay for it, and he said no. I felt the unusual texture of the bag and remembered a discussion with friends that in Australia, they use biodegradable bags. Good on you Target.

1 comment:

Reader Wil said...

What a great idea to produce biodegradable bags !
You wrote something about potatoes being grown in salted up areas.
Here is a link: http://thebritishgeographer.weebly.com/managing-sustainable-food-supply.html
In the north of the Netherlands there is an island called Texel, where farmers experiment with growing all kind of vegetables in silted up grounds. You can Google it by writing : Dutch farmers grow potatoes...
Wil, ABCW Team