Queenstown’s Ziptrek Ecotours is proud to have joined forces with well-known eco-business Wanaka Wastebusters in a joint sponsorship of the Paper4trees initiative in the region.
Ziptrek Ecotours is an award-winning adventure ecotourism business renowned for delivering awareness and appreciation of the natural environment, so sees the Paper4Trees programme as “the perfect fit” with its philosophies.
Ziptrek and Wanaka Wastebusters, with funding from the local council, are sponsoring the Lakes District where the programme is currently being delivered to 16 schools and preschools. The programme has already seen more than 760 cubic meters of recycling saved from a trip to the landfill in exchange for 380 native trees planted in the local community.
Ziptrek is no stranger to native tree planting, having planted more than 2500 native trees since opening around its operating site on Bobs Peak overlooking Queenstown Bay.
Ziptrek aims to counteract the introduced Douglas Firs which provide the support for the company’s amazing tree houses built in the tree canopy which connect its ziplines.
“As a 100% sustainable company, we’re always looking for new initiatives that are aligned to our eco-principals, as well as the chance to give something back to our amazing community, so this was a perfect fit.”
Paper4trees Programme Manager Cayley Manson said Ziptrek and Wanaka Wastebusters deserved “a massive thank you” for their support.
“We’re thrilled to have support from businesses that have the same values and respect for the environment as we do.”