MEET THE TEAM
Marty has been a Trustee of EERST since it's inception in 2000. He became Chairman in 2013. He is also the Director of Waste Watchers Ltd, Chair of the Zero Waste Network, and Chair of Keep Tauranga Beautiful. He has helped hundreds of businesses introduce resource efficiency and waste minimisation practices within the workplace.Marty was educated in Canada, holds a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology and a National Certificate in Zero Waste and Resource Recovery in New Zealand. He is co-founder of the award winning Paper4trees programme and is an advocate of product stewardship and extended producer responsibility. He has published articles about end-of-life tyres and frequently speaks about waste related topics at conferences.
Satsuki has been with EERST since 2014 as the administrator for the Paper4trees programme, becoming manager in 2019. She is the main point of contact for all schools and preschools participating in the programme nationwide. Growing up in Japan, she has seen and experienced the impact of humans on the the natural environment. She soon developed a passion to help save the environment for future generations, which lead her to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management at AUT.
Satsuki is the creative genius behind our seatbelt and billboard bags, making them herself here in the EERST office.
Satsuki also assists Marty with waste audits and other tasks for Waste Watchers Ltd.
Denise first started volunteering and working casually for Paper4trees in 2018 before taking a break to have her son. She is excited to have been able to re-join the team in 2020.
Denise grew up in Germany and moved to New Zealand in 2008. While still having much to learn, Denise continues to take an interest in Māoritanga, the land, and the people of NZ. Denise is a former early childhood teacher whose interest in sustainability was sparked at university and with the help of some passionate teaching colleagues. She therefore very much enjoys the dialogue with schools and early childhood services at Paper4trees alongside supporting the team with administrative tasks.