Waste Less Living at the Otago Farmers Market

We are committed to reducing waste at the market. Actions speak louder than words. What we do - 

  • collect compostables at the market 
  • YouthGrow take the compostables, shred it and make compost to use as a  mulch at their nursery
  • 90% of the waste created at the market is diverted from landfill and recycling as a result
  • maintain a volunteer roster to ensure our waste streams  do not become contaminated
  • make hundreds of recycled net curtain produce bags to give away for a gold coin donation
  • recycle soft plastics
  • new vendors are strongly encouraged to use sustainable packaging
  • promote BYO cups, bags and plates


How you can help - 

  • You can be part of our fun waste educator team. We are always on the look out for new volunteers, whether you are an international student, a Duke of Edinburgh participant or someone passionate about the  environment we would love to hear from you. 


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