In this episode, Tesh catches up with local legend Rick Thorpe – one of Raglan’s favourite sustainability & environmental champions. Rick shares the inspiring story and vision behind Xtreme Zero Waste (who divert an incredible 75-80% of the community’s waste from landfill!) and his thoughts on how we can do waste management better in NZ. He also discusses the power of renewable energy (and his new project Community Energy Whāingaroa), permaculture, and what’s so amazing about living in Whāingaroa, Raglan.

Learn more about Xtreme Zero Waste here:

https://xtremezerowaste.org.nz/about-us/