Warren Snow of Envision New Zealand is one of the countries foremost authorities on industrial and household waste and packaging.
He runs an environmental and local economic development consultancy providing advice and support services for communities and businesses working towards sustainability.
In our Western society, when it comes to waste management there is a general silent adage of: "out of sight out of mind" and we don't want to know anything about it. Also, being un-glamorous, and lacking any sex appeal, both government and business, see it as something that has to be dealt with swiftly and efficiently, with a quick fix being the optimal result.
Hear how innovative, conscious waste recovery centers are endeavouring to get community business's up and running to recycle and find ways for waste minimisation at the same time, give local employment and become successful enterprises.
Also, hear that NZ was one of the leaders in waste management 30 years ago and find out how we have decided on colossal land fills that have no guarantees as to their longevity as the quick solution. Yet as a country we are one of the top 5 countries in waste per capita on earth.
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Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'