Te Taiao, The Environment. I think about two centralised "Waste Recovery Plants", one in Te Waipounamu, South Island,and one inTe Ika Aa Maui, North Island. My thinking is to legislate against, and eliminate all landfills within the country. All Regional waste would be collected and transported, by air,sea road or rail, to their respective "Waste Recovery Plant", where the waste material would be recovered into usable material. The Waste Recovery Plants "Must" be, by global standards,state of the art,that is capable of recovering all waste material, into reusable material, and I imagine these plants to be aesthetically friendly and complimentary to their surroundings. This idea is purely based on protecting our environment, creating employment, and improving health and wellbeing for both humans and wildlife. I also imagine that after proving these" Waste Recovery Plants" within our own backyard, that sometime in the future we as a country, could import Waste material from around the world, where they would subsidise the recovery process. Following I imagine these benefits, to improve the determinants of health. 1) Job creation 2) Healthy People
3) Healthy environment. 4) Healthy communities. 5) Opportunity for all.