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 weeks asking for your views and ideas – these will only take a couple of minutes to complete, and we’ll be drawing a winner for a $30 book voucher from entries each time (conditions apply). The closing date for Survey #1 (so you can go into the draw for the book voucher) is 30 October 2020.

To keep everyone informed about happenings, events and new ideas with regards to cutting down waste, we are also launching a new regular Rethink Waste email newsletter. Sign up on this page now.