Prior to 2001, many NZ schools and preschools were either landfilling or incinerating their paper and cardboard waste, which is not good for the environment.
EERST launched the award winning waste minimisation and tree planting programme, Paper4trees. We provide schools and preschools with classroom recycling bins to separate paper and cardboard waste where it is generated – in the classroom, office etc. This material then gets recycled.
As an incentive to recycle all of the paper and cardboard they generate, we reward schools and preschools with native trees every year.
So far, 42,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard have been recycled and 160,000+ trees earned!
Paper4trees is free for schools and preschools to participate and to keep it this way we need your help. An easy way to do this is to book your hotel, motel or any other accommodation through Kiwi Karma and choose EERST as your charity!
0800 727 4873
P O Box 2523, Tauranga 3140