Too Good To Waste is the theme for the 28th annual WasteMINZ conference.
The theme builds upon our recent work on food waste, most notably through our Love Food Hate Waste campaign. This work has shown us that food waste is a major issue in New Zealand. Every time we throw out food – our bread crusts or last night’s leftovers – it adds up.
The same can be said of the many waste streams we all encounter on a daily basis. It might seem like just a few plastic bottles here and a box of polystyrene there, but all of this ‘waste’ has taken huge amounts of resources to produce. Should we really be wasting it? Surely we can do better?
Let’s explore how, through collective action, we can do a better job. We firmly believe that waste is an action, rather than a thing. It’s only waste if we make it so.
The 2016 conference is being held at the TSB Arena, Wellington.
The conference runs from 17 to 20 October. The details being:
The preliminary conference programme is now available!
We have been hard at work and have secured some fantastic speakers for the conference. They include:
There are a number of specialist workshops held during the conference. This year these include:
The WasteMINZ Awards for Excellence are to recognise the many successes and advances being made right across our sector. There are four categories as follows:
The finalists for the Best communication, engagement or education initiative and Best project or initiative in the commercial or public sectors have now be announced, you can read about them here.
We have negotiated a range of accommodation offers for conference attendees. We advise you to book early, as our conference hotels are the most conveniently located and often book out in advance of the conference.
The WasteMINZ Conference & Expo provides you with the very best waste industry forum in New Zealand and gives sponsors and exhibitors the opportunity to take advantage of the fantastic networking, knowledge sharing, and business opportunities that our events are renowned for. In particular, sponsorship gives you the unique ability to profile your organisation to our sector and be recognised as a leader in your field and a passionate supporter of the industry. Details will be released in June.
Be sure to check out the WasteMINZ conference sponsorship and exhibition opportunities here. Then contact CJ Dooner to book your spot.
If you are exhibiting at the conference: