Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away, Mt Eden Village People and Pt Chev TT are supporting Warren Snow, from Envision NZ, in this exciting Resource Recovery project.
A workshop is being held on Thursday 15th November at 7.00pm at the Fickling Centre, Three Kings for anyone interested in supporting the establishment of a local resource recovery facility
A study is being done with the three local boards (Waitemata, Albert Eden, Puketapapa) into how to establish resource recovery facilities in their areas.
The study fits into the wider Resource Recovery Network concept which Envision are helping Auckland Council to develop.
The workshop is a follow up to the meeting held in Grey Lynn in July hosted by Grey Lynn 2030 and will outline progress on the work done since then. Its aim is also to give those who want to be involved the opportunity to hear more about the project and also to seek local ideas and your input to the study.
It will be an informal format with brief presentation by local board reps and Envision and then break into groups or a general informal discussion.
Notes will be kept and all the ideas will be sent out to those that wish to be kept informed.
Let’s help make this happen! All welcome to attend the workshop
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Warren Snow of Envision will be speaking at the Grey Lynn 2030 meeting.
Warren wants to propose a new vision for reducing waste in Auckland. This will be partly based on a report Envision did in 2005 entitled “Reclaiming Auckland’s Resources”
That report proposed a waste strategy for Auckland based around a network of 7 Large Resource Recovery Parks fed by around 60 community recycling centres. All of Auckland’s waste resources would flow to sites within the network and only the residual material that cannot be reused or recycled would go to landfill. Control of Auckland’s waste stream would be in public hands for public benefit rather than controlled by large waste companies for private benefit.
The system would be self funding and create initially hundreds and potentially thousands of new jobs for the Auckland region.
Warren started his first business in Tauranga at 19, producing signage, screen printing and point of sale display material for clients throughout New Zealand. He became disenchanted with advertising’s role in promoting consumerism (as well as addictive substances such cigarettes, alcohol and oil) and moved to Kaitaia.
As a result of economic restructuring in the 1980s he became involved in community development, and in 1989 co-founded CBEC (Community Business and Environment Centre) in Kaitaia and helped establish the Far North’s recycling system. In 1994 he project managed the introduction of Auckland City’s kerbside recycling system, then managed the Tindall Foundation for five years. In 1997 he co-founded Zero Waste New Zealand Trust, and helped establish the Recycling Operators of New Zealand (RONZ) and Waste Not Auckland Trust.
Warren served on the government-appointed Waste Minimisation Working Party which provided advice on the 2002 New Zealand Waste Strategy.
He established Envision in 2000.http://envision-nz.com/