Celebrating 20 years of EERST

- a timeline






2003 School Incineration Removal (Environment BOP)

2003 Runner up in Community Organisation of the Year (Zero Waste New Zealand Trust)

2002 Sustainable Management in Industry (Environment BOP)


2007 Seriously Sustainable Award (Tauranga Environment Centre)


Paper4trees launched in:

  • Auckland

  • Waikato

  • Gisborne

  • Hawkes Bay

  • Manawatu/Whanganui

  • Wellington

Paper4trees launched in:

  • Northland

  • Taranaki

  • West Coast

  • Nelson/Tasman

Paper4trees launched in:

  • Marlborough

  • Otago



Paper4trees launched in:

  • Canterbury

  • Southland

Paper4trees and EERST are born

– dreamt up by Bruce Trask and encouraged by Marty Hoffart to explain to the school children of New Zealand that paper and cardboard don’t have to be incinerated – they can be recycled. Launched in the Bay of Plenty.

By November 2000 EERST has earned its first award! an Environmental Award from Environment BOP for promoting environmental awareness in schools.

In 2001 EERST was awarded First Place in the Education Catergory by Environment BOP

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