Published Research and Media ArticlesA selection of research materials from Beyond the Bin and stories the media have published
Stuff: More research into where compostable takeaway cups and lids can be composted
The Packaging Forum has commissioned an analysis of disposable cups in New Zealand for a new study on where compostable cups and lids can be composted. Beyond the Bin, which was aiming to get 80 per cent of all events to be composting event waste, will conduct the research.
Gisborne Herald: On the zero-waste path
PLATES and bowls made out of potatoes, cups from plants, and recycling stations for everything else.
“That is what we should be working towards at events and festivals,” said Kim Renshaw, founder of Beyond The Bin, an initiative to encourage other event managers to ascribe to the “zero-waste” vision.
NZ Herald: Waste not want not at WOMAD
… Festival organisers provided 146 tickets for volunteers, who dutifully ran the waste stations around the site and removed the relatively small amount that people dropped throughout the weekend. This involved separating materials for composting and recycling, with a goal of diverting over 80 per cent from landfill.
The initiative was run by impressive social enterprise Beyond the Bin, who have…
Research for The Packaging Forum: The availability of NZ composters to process compostable packaging including coffee cups
Bay News: Bay waste team takes Womad Beyond the BinBeyond the Bin is a social enterprise that grew from Kim Renshaw’s work at Mount Maunganui’s zero-waste Gourmet Night Market, combined with the talents of equally passionate waste manager Sam Gray.
Element Magazine: Kim Renshaw, The Zero Waste Event Champion
By Adam Gifford
Kim Renshaw describes herself as super-competitive. Competitive enough to don gloves every Monday morning from December to March and go through the waste generated by her Tauranga Gourmet Night Market to make sure it is 100 percent compostable.
That experience has morphed into Beyond The Bin, an initiative aimed at getting other event managers to buy into the zero waste vision…