Zero Waste

'He taonga nō te whenua, me hoki anō ki te whenua.'
What is given by the land should return to the land.
Maori Proverb

Join the little Seed Zero waste community

  • We are New Zealand first 100% committed childcare centre to Zero waste. We support young families in our Pakuranga community to do their bit to protect Papatūānuku “the land”, Tāne “the forests” and Tangaroa “the sea” for our children and future generations. 
  • We aim to send nothing to a landfill by reducing what we need, reusing as much as we can, sending little to be recycled, and composting what we cannot. 
  • We stopped using Auckland city council weekly landfill collection service in December 2020 and we celebrate our zero-waste achievements by counting how many nappies we are saving from going to landfill and how much organic waste turned into healthy organic soil since January 2020.

We did it! But that doesn’t mean we’re done. Join our Little Seed community anytime you feel like making a positive impact on our children’s future and improving our environment!

Zero Waste at Little Seed ECE

‘Garden to table’ activities.
Activities such as: seed sprouting, planting vegetable gardens, cooking produce and more!

Green housekeeping.
We promote awareness of the environment via ‘green housekeeping practices’ which include: healthy eating, gardening, minimising waste, reducing water and energy consumption.

Recycle & reuse program.
We use recyclable materials where and when possible. We encourage the children to re-use/recycle paper and other materials at home and at our Little Seed centre.