Join the Zero Waste Revolution at Grey Lynn Farmers Market: Less Waste, More Impact.
What is Zero Waste?
Zero waste is a sustainable philosophy centered on waste prevention, aimed at designing resource cycles that prioritize reuse. The ultimate goal is to minimize the amount of waste sent to landfills, incinerators, and oceans, by creating a closed-loop system where resources are continuously cycled and adding value at each stage.
Inspired by nature's self-sustaining cycle, zero waste operates on the principle that what is surplus to one system becomes food or fuel for another. This approach seeks to eliminate waste, not just manage it. By continually improving the management of material flows, the Grey Lynn Farmers Market aims to create a waste-free environment where materials used at the market have ongoing use and value.
A "zero waste market" is not just a market where there is no visible waste, but one that operates according to the zero waste philosophy. This approach has far-reaching effects, including the selection of stallholders, procurement of materials, education and communication, and waste collection and processing. The Grey Lynn Farmers Market is committed to a zero waste future, striving to make every aspect of the market's operations more sustainable.