Posted by Leura Village on Saturday, 5 December 2020
In early December the “Zero Waste Leura” program was launched at the Leura Garage.
The project is a strategic partnership between the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, the Blue Mountains City Council, the Institute for Sustainable Futures (from the UTS), the Leura Village Association and the Leura Garage.
The event marked the start of a year-long partnership project that aims to achieve ‘zero food waste’ in Leura and across the Blue Mountains. Blue Mountains Deputy Mayor Chris Van der Kley, who attended the event on behalf of Council, said: “The partnership between the business community, Council, State Government and the University sector is the type of innovative initiative that is needed to successfully overcome the issue of food waste. It will see Leura becoming a leader in the area of business food waste.”
The event was also attended by the business community, Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman, Manager of Organics at the NSW EPA Amanda Kane, the President of Leura Village Association, James McHarg the project lead from the Institute of Sustainable Futures Assoc Professor Dena Fam and business owner James Howarth of Leura Garage.
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