What do businesses think of the strategy?
Sustainability Manager at Sustainability Trust and member of Waste Free Welly Polly Griffiths, sees the strategy as a chance to tackle global issues.
“To meet the big challenges of our time, we need an economic strategy that sees the need for a change and moves people away from business as usual.
My hope is that the strategy will connect how important zero waste strategies are for climate action and community resilience. That it provides support for the collaboration and knowledge transfer that will enable greater ways of working, based around circular economy principles.”
Wellington City Youth Councillor Nīkau Edmond-Smaill can see the how the strategy can change the future careers of young people.
“Currently, as seen in the strategy, many young people end up moving away from Wellington once they finish either High School or University. This is not necessarily because they want to leave, but because there is a lack of entry-level job opportunities.
“The new strategy aims to combat this in positive ways, including more opportunities for students in a number of areas, and partnering with groups (including schools, government agencies, and mana whenua) to support young people into their chosen career pathways. If all this can be achieved, I believe that Wellington can become an even better place for young people to live.”