Manukau Courier : January 18th 2011
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These closures will be in place so bridge protection work can be carried out on Bairds Road and East Tamaki bridges. The work will be carried out at night between the hours of 9pm and 5am, due to reduced traffic volumes and to minimise disruption to road users. We expect the work will take around 7 weeks to complete, and the following closures will be in place during this time: Week 1, 2 & 3 -- full closure northbound and southbound lanes -- follow signposted detours Weeks 4 - 7 -- one or more lanes closed northbound and southbound lanes -- motorway still open Please note that detours could add up to 5 minutes to standard journey times. For updates and information about these works, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200. Report calls for new approach to waste Around 3.4 million tonnes of waste continues to go to Auckland landfills every year and the figure is growing. A recent report on food waste recycling shows more than a third is organic waste and a big pro- portion is food rubbish which could be taken out of the general waste stream. The Eunomia Research report recommends the government look at reducing the amount of waste per household by 100kg a year by 2025. That would require incentives for local government and the sepa- ration of food waste. It is esti- mated that 45 percent of house- hold waste comes from food scraps. Auckland Council sustainability and environment forum chairman Wayne Walker, who supports mayor Len Brown s eco-vision, recently attended a workshop that took him through the new research. Landfills are no longer a cheap or appropriate way to dispose of our waste -- especially waste from food because of the greenhouse gas emissions produced and the valuable products like compost and fuel we can turn it into, Mr Walker says. It is in everyone s interest to reduce waste, reuse goods and recycle materials. With one council for Auckland we have the opportunity to take a fresh look at how we manage waste across the region. Earthcare Environmental man- aging director Mike Jones com- missioned the report after study- ing the benefits of collecting green waste and food waste separately and so reducing environmental harm. The benefits to the economy of separating out food waste are estimated on average at $20 million a year and slightly higher in Auckland due to the greater capture of methane, making com- post, fertiliser and biofuels, Mr Jones says. Not to do this actually costs millions of dollars. It is also proven that when people are aware of what food they are discarding they actually throw out less. As prices of food keep going up we all want to waste less food. For Auckland to operate separ- ate waste stream collection systems means a change and a commitment but I believe these economic and environmental benefits can be achieved relatively easily. Go to www.earthcarenz.co.nz to view the report.
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