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Zero Waste Award Winners

17 April 2008 - 5.00 pm

The Queenstown Lakes District Council Zero Waste Award winners were announced tonight at the Wasteminz workshops being held at Queenstown.

"We were really impressed with the level of response and the calibre of the entries," QLDC solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said.

QLDC Mayor Clive Geddes was on hand to announce the winners before 100 Wasteminz (Waste Minimisation Institute of New Zealand) delegates.

"It was the perfect setting for the presentations with some of the country's leading waste minimisation professionals looking on," Mr Borowy said.

The winners are:

School Award - Sponsored by Wanaka Wastebusters - $500

Winner: Glenorchy School for a comprehensive solution to every waste stream producing significant reductions in waste and re-use and recycling options

The judges also gave special mention to the Aspiring Beginnings Early Learning Centre and Montessori Children's house for their excellent submissions.

Business Award - Sponsored by LLL - $500

Winner: Paul Turner Building for proactively minimising and recycling construction waste

Individual Award - Sponsored by the New Zealand Youth Hostel Association - $500

Winner: The Paulin-Kemp 'bus-hold' for a lifestyle based on waste minimisation and overall sustainability.

Innovation Award - Sponsored by Lake Wanaka Sky Dive - $500

Winner: New Zealand Wild Walks for reducing the effects of human waste on the natural environment.

Making it happen Award - Sponsored by Smart Environmental and QLDC - $1,000

Winner: Glenorchy School for an innovative approach to processing food waste using chickens.  The money will be used to build a chicken coop!

ENDS

For further information contact Stefan Borowy 03 441 0499.