Local Taranaki Events

Kyla Mottershead - NPDC RR Community Officer



The Junction Zero Waste Hub School Holiday Public Tours

When: 13 & 20 July 2022 @10 am

Where: The Junction Zero Waste Hub, Colson Road, New Plymouth

Cost: $5/ person

Register: here

About:  Join the Junction for an interactive tour and see where your recycling is sorted. Learn about the recycling process and why it’s so important.  All ages welcome.  Unfortunately there is no accessible entrance as it is up a flight of stairs.  Registration is essential.


Upcycled Pallet Garden Bed Workshop

When: 23 July 2022 @ 1 pm

Where: The Junction Zero Waste Hub, Colson Road, New Plymouth

Cost: $10/ person

Register: here

About: This Plastic Free July we're taking it right back to the beginning and looking at how we can prevent plastic from ever entering our homes.

Come along to our workshop to learn how to upcycle old pallets. Choose to build a hanging garden bed, a small raised garden bed or a larger tiered garden bed and take your creation home with you afterwards. Pallets and tools provided; just bring yourself, some closed toe shoes, gloves (if you want them), snacks to keep you going, and that classic kiwi DIY mindset. Suitable for ages 12+, under 16yrs must be accompanied by an adult.


Zero Waste Taranaki Plastic Free July Pop Up

When: 21 July from 10am – 1pm

Where: Puke Ariki lobby

Cost: Free

Registration: not required

About: Join Zero Waste Taranaki and local groups to learn about Plastic Free July, see simple swaps, have your questions answered and be in to win fantastic prizes!



New Zealand Online Events

The Circular Economy for Plastic in Aotearoa

When: 5 July 2022 @12-12:45pm

Where: Online

Cost: free to WasteMINZ members, non-members are welcome to register for the event at a cost of $49.00+gst

Register: here

About:  Sandy Botterill is the Circular Economy Manager at Plastics New Zealand helping to lead the programme: Advancing the Circular Economy for Plastics in Aotearoa. This programme is co-funded by the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund. Sandy is passionate about the circular economy and how she can help create a world where nothing is wasted. Her focus is on building toward a nation-wide shift in thinking from materials being considered “waste” to being considered “resources”. Sandy has a background in environmental law and strategic transformation and change.


Waste Free Parenting, Foodlovers Masterclass and Waste Free Parenting hosted by Waste Free with Kate & Co.

When: anytime

Where: Online

Cost: varies

Register: here

About:  Hey Kiwis! You don’t have to turn your house upside down or drastically change the way you live to cut back on the amount of rubbish you throw away. Waste has become quite complex over the past few years and is such a changing environment. With all my online courses you also get an awesome gift pack sent out to get you started. What are you waiting for?!



International Online Events

Plastic Free July: Good, Better, Best, presented by Dr Anita Vandyke

When: 2 July @ 1pm NZT

Where: Online

Cost: free

Register: here

About:  Join Dr Anita Vandyke to hear about practical tips for reducing single-use plastic by using what you already have at home. Dr Anita Vandyke is a qualified rocket scientist and medical doctor (Bachelor of Engineering – Aeronautical Space and Doctor of Medicine) and, most importantly, mother to Vivian. She was born in Guangzhou, China, raised in Australia, and currently splits her time between Sydney and San Francisco. Her second book, A Zero Waste Family: In thirty days, is now available at all good bookstores. Anita writes about motherhood, zero waste living and minimalism on Instagram, at @rocket_science, or at anitavandyke.com.


Plastic Free July– free tips and pointers to help you avoid waste presented by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (Australia)

When: 16 July @ 430pm NZT

Where: Online

Cost: free

Register: here


Join Kirsty Bishop-Fox, from Sustainability Pathways who will share tips and tricks to help you be more eco-friendly in Plastic Free July. Waste is something which everyone can reduce, and there are some simple changes you can make to create a difference. Whether you’re beginning your journey to reducing waste, or wanting more information on how to take it to the next level.