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Can we be a zero-waste city?

04/09/2021 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presentations, 1.30-3pm (registration required), with expo before and after (1-1.30 & 3-4pm)

Free Registration – Book Now

Hear about what we can do to reduce rubbish and emissions, make the best use of our stuff, and slow climate change

Each year Christchurch folk send roughly the equivalent of 8142 city buses of waste to landfill. In fact, waste is the third biggest source of emissions in our city.

With the climate crisis upon us, it’s time to think differently about all the stuff in our lives and the systems we use to manage it.

Where does it come from? Where does it end up? What happens to it along the way? Is all that stuff essential? And how can we look after the planet while using the stuff we need?

Keeping our materials in play for longer, making the best use of them, buying local, lending, repairing and reusing are all strategies we can use to reduce our collective pile of rubbish and our impacts on climate change.

Join us for ‘Can we be a zero-waste city?’ to hear from experts, businesses, individuals and community groups who are already making the change. Learn how we can downsize our rubbish and minimise our emissions, and what it would take for Christchurch to be a zero-waste city.

1-1.30pm & 3-4pm: mini expo – information, advice & demonstrations
1.30-3pm: presentations – experts and local stories.

Join us in the TSB Space, Tūranga, Level 1

This is a free community event, but bookings are required for the presentations.


This event is part of five Christchurch Conversations exploring how the city can achieve its climate goals. Join our mailing list to keep in touch.

The series is made possible by the support and enthusiasm of its family of sponsors and supporters, especially Christchurch Conversations Partner Christchurch City Council, Series Research Partner Building Better Homes Towns and Cities: National Science Challenge, and Series Sponsor It’s Time Canterbury.


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tūranga, Central Library
60 Cathedral Square
Christchurch, New Zealand
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