Thursday, August 27, 2009

Grime Seen Investigations

I've got yet another super cool project from Ivy (, The Third Fiddle in the Department of Dreams and Ideas down here at Wanaka Wasteusters. So here we go, over to Ivy......

Have you ever been walking, biking, driving along enjoying some of the fine scenery this country has to offer, when there in front of you is the eyesore of someone’s discarded chip packets, empty bottles, fast food wrappers…. Well, we at Wanaka Wastebusters have had enough and have decided to do something about it.

We are starting a campaign to put the pressure on brand owners to take more responsibility for what happens to their products right up to the end of their life. We want you to join us.

During Keep New Zealand Beautiful week, people are focusing on picking up litter. We want to focus on exactly what brands litter is being picked up. We need to gather a whole lot more information and we need your help.

We have created an experiment to find out exactly what rubbish is being dropped.

Which are the most common brands?

Here are two ways you can help:

  • Do a litter clean-up before Sept 4th, keep a record of your findings and email them back to me.
  • If you are doing a litter clean-up as part of Keep New Zealand Beautiful week, keep a record of your findings and email them to me at the end of the KNZB week.

(If you are in the Wanaka Area you can bring your waste collected to Wanaka Wastebusters and I can sort through it for you)

In this pack when you open the attachments above you will find

  • A ‘How to’ conduct the experiment fact sheet.
  • A results page for you to record your results
  • A link at the top of the page to a short film we made at Wanaka Wastebusters to get your creative juices flowing and inspire you with how much fun it can be.

So grab your friends, work buddies, family, anyone who is keen to help and get yourself out there. Let’s join together and make ourselves heard.

Email me if you are interested in taking part. I can also help with a media release of your results for your local area once the experiment is completed.

You can download the instructions here and you can download the recording sheet here.

Have fun out there with this awesome project, and if you need any more inspiration check out this super cool video that Ivy and some of our other team members made, it ROCKS!

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