Wanaka skifields getting rid of rubbish bins to promote sustainability

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 25 May 2021, 4:07PM
Treble Cone Skifield. (Photo / Supplied)
Treble Cone Skifield. (Photo / Supplied)

Wanaka skifields getting rid of rubbish bins to promote sustainability

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 25 May 2021, 4:07PM

Wanaka skifields are getting rid of rubbish bins and asking those hitting the slopes to take their refuse home, all in the name of sustainability.

As well as being encouraged to reduce their waste, visitors to Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone Cardrona Area this season are also being asked to think about more sustainable forms of transport.

Rubbish bins will be replaced by recycling and compost stations, with signs explaining the changes and staff members on hand to help visitors sort their waste.

Operators say they took over 50 tons of rubbish off the mountain last year. 

Ewan Mackie, Cardrona and Treble Cone Head of Operations, told Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford that long-term, they don't want people to bring anything that could contribute to more rubbish - such as food wrappers - and focus on reusable products. 

"That will take a little bit of time. It's a hard ask for all of us. 

"We're all getting really good with our KeepCups, let's get that across the board."

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