Here in Dunedin we have a good reputation for using kerbside recycling, and many of us also compost at least some of our food waste – turning it back into valuable nourishment for the garden.
But what about recycling and composting in public places? Public Place Recycling is something that we are getting the hang of since the Dunedin City Council introduced public recycling bins around the city. In fact, currently Dunedin has the best public place recycling record in all of New Zealand.
Our topic for this programme is PUBLIC PLACE RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING – focusing on what’s happening at the Otago Farmers Market. The Otago Farmers Market have improved and extended their recycling and composting systems for members of the public coming to the market. They are leaders in Dunedin, and possibly New Zealand. I’m especially interested in this issue because in August I volunteered along with other members of the North Dunedin and South Dunedin SAC (Sustainable Action Communities) groups to assist people at the Otago Farmers Market with using the public recycling bins there. Helping people sort their waste is a lot of fun!
My guest for this radio show is Kate Vercoe, General Manager of the Otago Farmers Market. Kate has spearheaded this new collection system. We talk about the benefits and challenges of public place composting and recycling. Kate shares tips for setting up this system.
To listen to this programme about Public Place Composting and Recycling please click on http://www.accessradio.org/media/download/201509181609381442549378-NZOA64k-2015-09-17—Eco-Living—Public-Place-Recycling-and-Composting—Kate-Vercoe.mp3?_uid=1442548918-819-13
For more information –
- About the Otago Farmers Market – http://www.otagofarmersmarket.org.nz
- About the SAC Groups – http://www.sustainableactioncommunities.wordpress.com
This programme was originally broadcast on the 17th September 2015 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and is supported by Sustainable Dunedin City. The radio show Eco Living in Action is hosted by Maureen Howard, a Sustainability Educator and Facilitator.