Tuesday, 13 September 2011

NZCT Aims Games Green Team 2011

On the 2nd Wednesday of the Term 2 holidays, 6 students (Brittany, Jasmine, Alia, Jardine, Anthony and Jacob) went to Baypark Stadium to the launch of the ‘Love New Zealand campaign’. This campaign was kicked off by Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment, speaking. 

Last year at the NZCT AIMS games the bins weren’t manned and food scraps, plastics, aluminum cans, all got contaminated and mixed together so all of it couldn’t be recycled. We made sure this time everything went into the correct bins. 
The Green Team’s job was to separate the waste and the recyclables. We also went looking at the grounds to see if there were any rubbish on the ground.
Sixteen environmental ambassadors from Tauranga Intermediate were stationed at four AIMS Games sporting venues across the Western Bay to promote recycling.
As part of the Love NZ waste minimisation initiative, Tauranga City Council has provided dozens of recycling bins at the NZCT AIMS Games cross country, rugby sevens, netball and football venues for the duration of the week-long tournament.

During the week, in total 1200kg of waste was collected by the Green Team. Out of that 233kg was recycled and 21% was saved from going to the land fill.

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