Chemical collections help fund Million Metres Streams planting
We have been doing chemical collections for nearly 10 years and know that chemicals incorrectly disposed of often end up in our waterways.
Safely collecting and disposing of these hazardous materials helps to preserve our ecosystems, however we wanted to take it a step further. As part of our new ChemCollect service we will donate $200 for every tonne of materials collected to a Million Metres Streams Project, restoring and protecting our waterways.
Our first donation of $1,720 has gone to the Silver Stream Restoration Project in Clarkville, outside Christchurch. This is based on the 8.6 tonnes of chemicals collected between 1 April and 31 September this year.
“Canterbury has a big farming community, with a large number of ChemCollect bookings coming from the region. 3R also has a site in Christchurch, and so we felt it was a good fit for our first donation to benefit the region,” says ChemCollect manager Jason Richards.
The Silver Stream project aims to raise $24,500 to do 302 metres of riparian planting. Our donation will see just over 24 metres of planting achieved.
We have been fans of the Sustainable Business Network-created project since its inception and will be making donations to a MMS project every six months.