A document with the words 'One Tonne Me'

Getting to Zero

Auckland Council

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua

As man disappears from sight, the land remains

Every year, every Aucklander is responsible for the creation of around one tonne of waste to landfill, 20% more than the national average.  Only 16% (or 158kg) of this waste is produced in our homes, which means that the rest of our waste story is produced by commercial and construction practices that create what we buy, where we work, play, how we travel and where we stay.

Our team worked with the Waste Solutions team at Auckland Council to deliver Getting to Zero, the strategy to guide its engagement with communities and the priorities for action to help implement the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) and ensure Auckland communities are represented in the design of future plans and policies.

The goal is to create a zero waste city by 2040 by minimising and turning our waste into resources.  The social, economic and environmental benefits we stand to gain from this bold course of action are significant, and will be life-changing for generations to come. Our children, grandchildren and future generations will live in a city that is clean, courageous, vibrant and resourceful thanks to the efforts of us today who wish to re-think how we consume, create and reuse waste.