Future generations will rightly hold us to account.
Modern living is too quick to dispose of the things it no longer wants, or dismiss those people who appear to offer nothing of value to our community. Yet much of what we call rubbish, or waste, is in fact not rubbish at all. It holds significant resources. If we change our perspective and look at the ‘rubbish’ in our lives differently, we stand to be rewarded with its value.
Talking Rubbish is about the opportunity we take to build our legacy from the resources contained in the materials and parts of the community that tend to get discarded. Waste Regeneration support for our community, our Te Puna Oranga space; to educate, enable and empower the community to reduce and reuse waste, grow food and reconnect with our environment; Micro-business support for families to help them better control their income; a Resource Recovery Room for recovering, repurposing and recycling unwanted items and materials; the Mangere Men’s Shed to provide support and give new meaning to people’s lives; Driver licensing, to support people to get their driver’s licenses- this is what Talking Rubbish at ME is all about.
If you have an initiative that could give new meaning and new purpose to those living in our community then we would love to hear from you.
Talking Rubbish video tips
Reducing waste at events
Real Dishes loan kit
Unwanted Stuff: Where to take it in Mangere/Otahuhu
Resources for schools in Māngere/Ōtāhuhu
Regenerative Māngere/Ōtāhuhu contacts