29 Dec '16, 4pm

Zero waste is a priority for Maori communities in New Zealand

Zero waste is a priority for Maori communities in New Zealand

A group called Para Kore has been working since 2009 to spread the message of waste reduction and diversion. Zero waste is catching on. All around the planet, people are understanding the absurdity of leaving behind a trail of garbage for generations to come. For the Maori people of New Zealand, this realization has taken on an almost spiritual element, as it ties in well with their deep-rooted connection to the Mother Earth – “Papatuanuku,” as they call her. As a result, many Maori are now working toward implementing zero waste practices in their communities, or “marae.” Much of the impetus for change has come from a group called Para Kore , founded in 2009. Para Kore’s founders had noticed the enormous amount of waste generated by large-scale events, often requiring communities to rent Dumpsters to haul away trash at a huge cost, both to the community and to local landfi...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/zero-waste-priority-mao...

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