Our mahi to reduce waste
The Zoo is proud to be marking its fifth year as a carbon zero certified organisation, but we still have lots of mahi to do.
Since we began our carbon zero programme, we have dramatically reduced the amount of waste we’re sending to landfill – down from 296 tonnes per year in 2015-2016 to just 58 tonnes today. Furthermore, we’re now diverting around 88% of our waste from landfill per year. This means just 12% of the Zoo’s waste goes to landfill, and we have ambitious plans to keep reducing this even further!
“Like everyone striving to live and operate more sustainably, Auckland Zoo is on a journey. We’re excited to see what we’ve achieved so far, but also to be always looking ahead at what more we can do,” says Auckland Zoo’s Environmental Initiatives Advisor, Claudine Gibson.
With around 700,000 visitors annually, over 200 staff, 200+ volunteers, and more than 1400 animals to care for across our 16.5ha, there’s a lot to consider!