6 November 2015.
New Zealand King Salmon is helping Marlborough school children reduce waste and learn about looking after their environment by supporting school-based recycling programme, Paper4trees.
Paper4trees is the largest of its type in New Zealand, with over 4000 schools and early childhood centres participating, including here in Marlborough.
New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) chose to support the programme’s Marlborough operation because its goals of sustainability, environmental awareness and education reflected the company’s own values.
“Our sponsorship of Paper4trees in Marlborough schools further supports our emphasis on sustainability, but also on the important task of educating our young people about their environment and how they can help look after it,” said NZKS General Manager of Marketing, Jemma McCowan.
NZKS’s support means Marlborough schools are provided with the resources and equipment needed to set up their own in-house paper and cardboard recycling systems. Once each school’s recycling programme is underway, pupils are rewarded for their efforts with native plants provided by Paper4trees.
Students from Blenheim’s Springlands School plant trees from the Paper4trees recycling programme.
With NZKS’s aquaculture office located in Picton and the company’s salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds, Jemma said it makes sense to support the community in which many of their staff lived and worked.
Jemma said NZKS’s own efforts to operate sustainably, with minimal effect on the environment, were highlighted by its recent achievement of the Green/’Best Choice’ rating from the globally respected Seafood Watch programme.