2017/2018 - Landfill diversion

Auckland 2018: We are very proud to be a finalist in the Best Sustainable Event 2018 catagory in the 2018 NZEA Event Awards for achieving an amazing statistic of 95% of waste diverted from landfill. Awards night is in March so fingers crossed we win!


Auckland 2017: 79.5% of wasted diverted from landfill
Christchurch 2017: 77.5% of waste diverted from landfill
Wellington 2017: Diverted 6,200 cups from landfill. Wellington City Council does not currently compost packaging

During the 2017/2018 season of noodles, we used food Innocent Packaging and Globelet reusable cups.

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Our commitment to the environment

At Stuff, we’re driven by our purpose to help Kiwis connect and thrive in their communities – that drives everything we do as a business, and includes our commitment to the environment. We take environmental sustainability and climate change seriously and do our best to reduce the footprint our business has on the environment, and also to use our role as a trusted media outlet to shine the light on these issues.

In every area of our business, we’re looking at how we can do better by the environment, and in just the last few years, Stuff has seen its carbon footprint decrease by at least 10% year-on-year.

As New Zealand’s biggest news website, Stuff performs a vital role in educating, informing and raising awareness in the community about important sustainability and environmental issues, and in turn influencing the social agenda.

Stuff runs some of NZ’s largest and most iconic events, attended by half a million Kiwis each year, including Auckland’s Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, the Central Districts Field Days, the Night Noodle Markets and the national Women of Influence Awards.

Stuff wants to be an industry leader in environmental sustainability, with a goal to achieve zero-waste events.

Every Stuff event is committed to being as kind as possible to the planet and landfill diversion from Stuff Events is increasing year-on-year. Onsite signs encourage guests to do their bit to reduce waste via three-stage waste management streams, and ‘green’ messaging is pushed in event promotion. An initiative as simple as removing single-use cups at the Night Noodle Markets saved over 30,000 cups from going to landfill.

Through a number of recycling and reusing initiatives, Stuff Events diverted 65% of the 78 tonnes of waste from all its FY18 events.