Working with Far North businesses towards waste minimisation


The Far North District Council is committed to waste minimisation in the region and has set targets for the area to reach in its Waste Minimisation Strategy.

To help reach those goals the Council has initiated the ecostar award for businesses, to promote and recognise achievements in this area. The ecostar provides organisations with a structured process for the development, implementation and maintenance of a waste minimisation plan. The ecostar can then be gained by successfully passing an on-site audit from the Council’s approved, third-party verifiers, CBEC EcoSolutions.

Current and certified members can then use their ecostar credentials as proof of their progress in implementing an effective waste minimisation plan and working towards sustainability.

saving the planet – one business at a time

As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day – but we would like to think that the creation of the ecostar award will encourage not only businesses to do better in waste management, but that this initiative will have a ‘knock on’ effect and inspire others to take better care of our environment and preserve our beautiful country for generations to come.