Useful Links for Business

WES Business Case Studies - Case studies of the work done by the WES team to help five local businesses reduce their waste: Port Nelson; Nelson Marlborough District Health Board; Bunnings; Richmond Mall and The Cut.

For further advice from other organisations please check out the following links:

Waste Audit Guide - A guide to performing a waste audit from the Zero Waste New Zealand Trust


Tasman District Council
- Dealing with rubbish and recycling in the Tasman District


Nelson City Council
- Dealing with rubbish and recycling in Nelson


Waste - Ministry for the Environment
- General information on waste related issues/solutions

Green Office Guide - Green Office Guide - tips, how to set one up etc.


Target Waste
- Christchurch City Council site - excellent resources for waste and business sustainability

WasteMINZ - Promotes sustainable waste practices within NZ

Zero Waste NZ Trust - Advice, resources and news about what's happening in NZ to help us achieve zero waste

Buy it Back Guide - Where to buy recycled goods in New Zealand

Recycling of Electronic Waste through RCN e-Cycle - How to reuse/recycle computer waste throughout New Zealand everyday

Bokashi NZ - Information about Bokashi - kitchen waste fermentation

Worms R Us - a site with information on setting up worm farms for commercial operations

Organic Waste - You tube clip of a successful method of using Bokashi to process large quantities of food waste at Oraikei Marae

Reducing waste is one step in the direction of becoming more sustainable and saving more money. Check out the following links for advice and support on moving towards sustainability.

Sustainable Business Network - SBN, a national organisation with a local Nelson presence, supporting businesses to succeed by becoming more sustainable


Business Good Environmental Practice Guide
- Environmental Defense Society Practice Guide

EnviroStep - a free web-based tool to assess the level of sustainability of your business, developed by the Ministry of Economic Development

CarboNZero - A certification programme for minimising climate change impacts

NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development - Promotes the business case for sustainable development

MfE Approaches to Sustainable Procurement - Sustainable Procurement Guide for Businesses and Councils


New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
- Towards Sustainability - Practical assistance including links to other key NZ sites

Home Energy Centre - introduces and displays different energy solutions for homes and businesses

Hybrid Homes - offers whole sustainable solutions to anyone building, renovating or making small changes to their home or business

Greening The Screen - A guide on how to reduce waste in the film industry - great ideas relevant to all businesses