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Now this is a great idea…

One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. Our recent inorganic waste collection certainly proves this. Also Westmere Primary raised $5,000 from selling people’s no longer wanted things.

Here is a site that is run by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.www.recirculate.org.nz
Welcome to ReCirculate.org, the resource exchange site for the Queenstown Lakes District.

With the goal of reducing the amount of materials sent to landfill, the Queenstown Lakes District Council and Wanaka Wastebusters have come together to develop ReCirculate — a free resource exchange site for all to use within the district.

We welcome you to post your wanted or unwanted resources, or to enquire about an available resource. Each listing is personally reviewed and posted to ReCirculate by our administrator, who will then contact you if there is a response to your listing. Once the connection is made, the two parties can work out the most convenient way to exchange your resources.

Our goal is to create lasting networks between those with excess resources and those seeking them. In doing so, the Queenstown Lake District will begin the transition from a “cradle-to-grave” to “cradle-to-cradle” flow of materials, extending the life of usable materials and keeping them out of the landfill.

Could we get something like this going on a much smaller scale using Grey Lynn 2030?

To get things moving in a very simple  way, if you have anything you want to give away please send me the details and I will add to the weekly newsletter.