We know Nelsonians care about their environment, as almost everyone we talk to wants to do something to reduce their waste footprint. To do this requires a collective effort from us all. It could be anything from an individual avoiding single use coffee cups, through to actions that the government is taking on a larger scale.

We also know that some waste can actually be a valuable resource. So we all need to look for opportunities to reduce, reuse or recycle.

Surveys have shown waste is considered one of the top challenges for the region. To help us work out how best to support waste avoidance and reduction, we want to know from you what actions you are taking, or would like to take, to reduce what we waste.

We’ll be doing surveys every few months asking for your views and ideas – these will only take a couple of minutes to complete, and you'll go in the draw to win some cool goodies (conditions apply).

To keep everyone informed about happenings, events and new ideas with regards to cutting down waste, please see the Rethink Waste email newsletter. You can sign up to get new issues straight into your inbox, and check out previous issues, on the right of this page.