Our Impact

Since the year 2000, EERST has been putting classroom recycling bins into NZ schools and preschools, and rewarding them with native trees. 

270,993 native trees planted

4,179 schools and preschools signed up.

59,033 classroom recycling bins given out.

587,933 m3 of landfill space saved

74,581 tonnes of paper and cardboard diverted from landfill. 

86% of all schools and 47% of all preschools nationwide


A programme run by Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust

Suite A, 184 Cameron Road

Tauranga 3110

PO Box 2523, Tauranga 3144

07 578 7025


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