The forum was established to create consistency and efficiency of service amongst territorial authorities through sharing knowledge and best practice around waste, recycling and resource recovery.
|Alec McNeil||Marlborough District Council|
|David Stephenson||Tasman District Council|
|Donna Peterson||Invercargill City Council|
|Jennifer Elliot||Wellington City Council|
|Natasha Hickmott||Palmerston North City Council|
|Parul Sood (Chair)||Auckland Council|
|Ross Trotter||Christchurch City Council|
|Sophie Mander||Queenstown Lakes District Council|
The steering committee has agreed on a strategic plan for 2018- 2020 TAO Forum Strategic Plan 2018- 2020
The steering committee has agreed on a workplan for 2019 TAO Forum Work Plan 2018 -2020 final
Current Projects include:
Rethinking Rubbish and Recycling: national bin audits have been undertaken to understand household packaging collected through kerbside rubbish and recycling bins. Online research into household recycling behaviour is planned for 2020 and then a behaviour change campaign to reduce contamination in recycling will be launched based on the results of the bin audits and online research
Plastic Free July Aotearoa: the TAO Forum funds and supports the Plastic Free July campaign to reduce the use of single use plastics.
Standardising collection of recyclables at kerbside: the TAO Forum is investigating opportunities to standardise what is collected for recycling at kerbside.
The TAO Forum released the Local Government Waste Management Manifesto in 2018 which can be viewed here.
The TAO Forum funded and runs The Love Food Hate Waste New Zealand Campaign
The TAO Forum agreed to standardising the colours of mobile waste containers.
To find out more about this forum please contact our Sector Group Coordinator Jenny Marshall [email protected] phone 09 476 7162