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Experts Call On Homeowners To Be Aware Of The Chemicals Your Landscaper Uses

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 6:31 pm | WasteMINZ

Homeowners should be aware that some chemicals commonly used by landscapers and contractors can contaminate commercial and home compost and could impact the growth of homegrown vegetables and other garden plants. Broadleaf herbicides containing ... More >>

Experts Call For A Single Agency To Manage Lead Exposure In Residential Properties

Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 1:00 pm | WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ’s residential lead working group is calling for a single agency to steer a proactive cohesive approach to residential lead contamination. It’s apt timing, as the theme for this year’s International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (22-28 ... More >>

Tackling New Zealand’s 220,000 Tonne Textile Problem

Monday, 28 August 2023, 1:28 pm | WasteMINZ

With New Zealand Fashion Week happening this week, a group of waste and textile experts are calling on the industry to start the conversation about what to do with more than 220,000 tonnes of clothes and textiles thrown out in New Zealand each year. ... More >>

Councils Urge Government To Keep 50% Waste Disposal Levy Allocation

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 5:48 pm | WasteMINZ

Council waste experts are asking the government to continue allocating 50% of waste disposal levy funding to local councils, to reduce ratepayer burden and ensure local infrastructure can be funded. The WasteMINZ Territorial Authorities' Officers Forum ... More >>

Reducing Household Food Waste – Good For The Pocket And The Environment

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 5:36 pm | WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ and Love Food Hate Waste are aiming to reduce household food waste, and related emissions, by 10% thanks to funding from the Government. Every year, Kiwis send over 157,000 tonnes of food waste to landfill (equivalent to about 270 jumbo ... More >>

Challenging The Status Quo: Talking Innovation To Improve The Future

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 11:42 am | WasteMINZ

Hundreds of waste management, resource recovery and contaminated land professionals will descend on Hamilton next week, as part of the WasteMINZ Conference, Expo + Workshops. This year’s theme , Tohea te āhua o nāianei e taurikura ake ai te anamata – ... More >>

Communities Encouraged To Compost For Healthier Soil, Healthier Food

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 11:18 am | WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ’s Organic Materials Sector Group is encouraging the public to learn about the benefits of composting this International Compost Week (7-13 May). International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is an annual international event that celebrates the ... More >>

WasteMINZ Welcomes Waste Strategy

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 9:26 am | WasteMINZ

The newly-released Waste Strategy will provide direction to the waste management and resource recovery sectors, WasteMINZ chief executive Nic Quilty says.   The strategy, which provides a roadmap for the next three decades towards a low-waste, ... More >>

Container Return Scheme Deferral Disappoints

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 9:39 am | WasteMINZ

The WasteMINZ Product Stewardship Sector Group and Territorial Authorities’ Officers Forum are disappointed by the Prime Minister’s announcement that the proposed Container Return Scheme will be put on ice for an undefined amount of time, to reduce costs. ... More >>

Helping Kiwis Reduce Food Waste

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 10:17 am | WasteMINZ

Kiwis throw out an average 100,000 tonnes worth of food every year. This March, Love Food Hate Waste Aotearoa NZ is calling for households to be aware of the food they’re wasting and take simple steps to reduce it. Love Food Hate Waste’s Sarah ... More >>

All Hands On Deck To Support Cyclone Gabrielle Clean-up

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 1:01 pm | WasteMINZ

Waste and recycling operators are pulling out all the stops to support North Island communities in their clean up efforts following the Auckland floods and Cyclone Gabrielle. WasteMINZ chief executive Nic Quilty said our thoughts are with those who have suffered ... More >>

Be Aware Of Lead Contamination In Residential Properties

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 10:06 am | WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ’s residential lead working group is calling for people to be aware of the risks of potential lead contamination in residential properties, ahead of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (23-29 October). Residential lead working group chair ... More >>

WasteMINZ Urges Action On Waste-to-energy Facilities

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 11:52 am | WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ’s Behaviour Change Sector Group is urging central government to take decisive action on the issue of Waste to Energy (WtE) by declaring a moratorium on any WtE proposal that aims to process municipal waste until key concerns are addressed. ... More >>

Addressing Food Security Through Innovation

Monday, 5 September 2022, 11:55 am | WasteMINZ

What can the food sector do to address food waste in their part of the food chain? How do we incentivise innovation around imperfect food and by-products? These questions will be considered at Te Hui Taumata Moumou Kai o Aotearoa – New Zealand Food Waste ... More >>

Stay Away From Rubbish Trucks And Keep Safe This Summer

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 6:24 am | WasteMINZ

Kiwis who are taking a well-deserved break and heading to the beach this summer are being urged to consider the dangers posed by rubbish trucks in unfamiliar locations. As Aucklanders in particular, hit the road from tomorrow and travel toward campsites, ... More >>

How To Avoid Adding To The Festive Rubbish Pile With The Twelve Waste Free Days Of Christmas

Monday, 13 December 2021, 6:47 am | WasteMINZ

Christmas is upon us once again, and as we get ready to celebrate with our loved ones, sit around the tree, give gifts and eat way more food than usual, we’re here to remind New Zealanders about the massive amounts of waste the festive season produces. ... More >>

WasteMINZ Partners With NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 12:22 pm | WasteMINZ

Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ) has partnered with NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3 to reduce food waste in Aotearoa, New Zealand. “Addressing food waste has environmental, social and economic benefits. Food waste contributes to ... More >>

WasteMINZ Welcomes Tyre And Large Battery Product Stewardship Plan

Friday, 5 November 2021, 10:36 am | WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ welcomes the Government's announcement that it will be inviting New Zealanders to have their say on a new product stewardship plan for tyres and large batteries. The Government 's plan will see manufacturers, sellers and users taking responsibility ... More >>

WasteMINZ Welcomes Waste Strategy Release

Friday, 15 October 2021, 2:07 pm | WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ welcomes the release today of the announcement of a new waste strategy consultation paper from The Ministry for the Environment. It is great news that Kiwis have been invited to have their say on proposals for the new legislation. Environment ... More >>

A Billion Dollars Of Food Wasted In New Zealand

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 6:35 am | WasteMINZ

More than a billion dollars of food wasted .....and five ways to stop throwing fruit and veg in the bin. Each year New Zealanders throw out $1.17billion worth of avoidable food waste. That's 86kg's per Kiwi household, the equivalent of 60 rotisserie chickens ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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