'Waste warrior' coming to Gisborne

Foot waste being turned into compost. NZ Herald file picture

THE ‘waste warrior’ Kate Meads is bringing her unique approach to waste minimisation to Gisborne in March.

On March 26-27, Ms Meads will present two workshops at the Tairawhiti Environment Centre designed to help people reduce their waste footprint in the home, and save money.

Also known as ‘The Nappy Lady’, she was a self-professed ‘master waste producer’, but developed methods focused on becoming a more conscious consumer, something she believes is possible for anyone.

Waste-free parenting is not as hard as people might think, says Ms Meads who started to take notice of the waste produced in her household when her son Daniel was born 12 years ago.

As her son grew older, she transitioned to cloth nappies and started a vegetable garden in her backyard.

Food Lovers Masterclass covers the issues related to food waste in New Zealand. This workshop aims to dispel a lot of the myths behind food waste, such as where it all goes, and the impact it has on our environment and infrastructure. Also discussed are facts and figures related to food production and the top 10 most wasted foods.

The second part of the workshop is focussed on solutions, including a run through of modern products, all of which are designed to help people reduce their food waste.

Tickets are $25 and attendees receive a free incentive pack full of $100 worth of products to help them take what they’ve learnt and put it into practice. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

THE ‘waste warrior’ Kate Meads is bringing her unique approach to waste minimisation to Gisborne in March.

On March 26-27, Ms Meads will present two workshops at the Tairawhiti Environment Centre designed to help people reduce their waste footprint in the home, and save money.

Also known as ‘The Nappy Lady’, she was a self-professed ‘master waste producer’, but developed methods focused on becoming a more conscious consumer, something she believes is possible for anyone.

Waste-free parenting is not as hard as people might think, says Ms Meads who started to take notice of the waste produced in her household when her son Daniel was born 12 years ago.

As her son grew older, she transitioned to cloth nappies and started a vegetable garden in her backyard.

Food Lovers Masterclass covers the issues related to food waste in New Zealand. This workshop aims to dispel a lot of the myths behind food waste, such as where it all goes, and the impact it has on our environment and infrastructure. Also discussed are facts and figures related to food production and the top 10 most wasted foods.

The second part of the workshop is focussed on solutions, including a run through of modern products, all of which are designed to help people reduce their food waste.

Tickets are $25 and attendees receive a free incentive pack full of $100 worth of products to help them take what they’ve learnt and put it into practice. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.

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