Closing the Loop: Learn and Connect

by Zero Waste Network & Kaipātiki Project

Join the Zero Waste Network for a lovely afternoon picnic at the Kaipatiki Project gardens where we will learn all about zero waste & the circular economy. Come along to connect with the local zero waste community, and hear from guest speakers who provide practical examples of being a part of a thriving circular economy in Tāmaki Makaurau/Aotearoa.

Drinks & nibbles are provided but please BYO cup, plate, utensils & picnic rug (if you have one) to help us keep the event zero waste.


Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.


*Please note: temporary entrance to venue (17 Lauderdale Road) is the driveway between 58 &60 Eskdale Road

If the weather is not good on the event day we will move to a backup venue indoors.
A vaccine pass is required to attend this event.


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Cost: FREE
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More about Closing the Loop and Circular Economy

What is Closing the Loop?
Closing the loop events are an opportunity for networking, learning and sharing knowledge. We visit communities throughout the country to explore different aspects of the circular economy and when we can't travel we go online. Every event features guest speakers that provide practical, unique examples of how they contribute to creating a circular economy in their local community and Aotearoa.

Closing the Loop aims to increase the understanding of zero waste and the circular economy. We provide the space to build and strengthen connections between all parts of our supply and recovery chains, including; the public, local practitioners, producers, designers, retailers, resource recoverers, recyclers, councils.


What is the circular economy?
The circular economy is an alternative to throw-away thinking and our ‘make-use-dispose’ economic model. In a circular economy waste has been designed out of the system, no excess is produced, and all resources are recovered. A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design and recognises the intrinsic value of all living things and the ecosystems that sustain life. It creates strong, resilient and equitable communities where people have what they need to live happy and fulfilling lives.