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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 >>

Fires caused by lithium-ion batteries on the increase

Friday, 17 September 2021, 9:15 am | WasteMINZ

Blazes have become more common in recent times due to the sheer number of lithium-Ion batteries simply being discarded in household bins. More >>

10 ways to cut down on waste in lockdown!

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 9:11 am | WasteMINZ

In these extraordinary times it is important to remember when you throw something into the rubbish or the recycling, that is not the end of things. Right now some councils around the country are unable to process recycling due to health and safety ... More >>

‘If In Doubt, Leave It Out’ Of Your Recycling Bin

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 12:22 pm | WasteMINZ

New Zealand households will be encouraged this month to play an online game to help reduce confusion about what should be going in our recycling bins. The aim of the game is to start a national conversation about how we can all do better for the environment ... More >>

Update On Clopyralid

Friday, 5 March 2021, 9:21 am | WasteMINZ

The Waste Management Institute of New Zealand ( WasteMINZ ) has noticed increasing interest and discussion, both locally and internationally, about clopyralid — a herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds in turf and lawns. Clopyralid can only ... More >>

NZ's First Summit To Tackle Food Waste

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 12:01 pm | WasteMINZ

Did you know that 30% of food produced in New Zealand does not make it from our paddocks to our plates? Food waste is a huge issue internationally, and a group of New Zealanders are gathering for a one-day summit next month to do something about ... More >>

Are You A Food Waster? Learn To Love A List

Monday, 16 November 2020, 8:51 am | WasteMINZ

New research from the Love Food Hate Waste campaign reveals 74% of us claim to use a shopping list, but only 55% of us actually stick to one. This year Love Food Hate Waste is encouraging shoppers to ‘Love a List’. A shopping list is a simple yet ... More >>

Repairing Faulty Electrical Goods Should Be Easier Than Replacement: Report

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 10:08 am | WasteMINZ

A comprehensive report into ‘right to repair’ is calling for measures that encourage consumers to repair electronic goods such as mobile phones, vacuums, computers and televisions, rather than throw them away. The Pathways for Right to Repair in Aotearoa ... More >>

Recycling Confusion Kicked To The Kerb

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 11:12 am | WasteMINZ

Household rubbish and recycling in New Zealand is set for a shake-up after the release of a significant investigation into New Zealand’s kerbside recycling, led by WasteMINZ. The Standardising kerbside collections in Aotearoa report recommends new standards ... More >>

New Date For WasteMINZ General Election Debate

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 5:51 pm | WasteMINZ

A new date has been secured for the WasteMINZ General Election 2020 Debate and registrations have re-opened. The rescheduled debate will be online only and will now take place on: 18 September 2020, 11.45 am – 1.15pm. The original debate was unfortunately ... More >>

WasteMINZ Pleased To See Phase Out Of Single-use Plastic Items

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 1:56 pm | WasteMINZ

“Today’s announcement by Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, to ban seven single-use plastic items is an important step in addressing plastic pollution,” says Donna Peterson, Chair of the WasteMINZ Behaviour Change Sector ... More >>

Priority Products Announcement Welcomed

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 3:40 pm | WasteMINZ

The Government’s significant announcement today to introduce mandatory product stewardship across a range of products is welcomed in principle by WasteMINZ. WasteMINZ is an authority on waste, resource recovery and contaminated land in New Zealand, ... More >>

Government Steps Up Action On Waste - Funds Recycling Infrastructure And Expands Levy Scheme

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 9:53 am | WasteMINZ

As part of a broader plan to reduce the increasing amount of rubbish ending up in New Zealand’s landfills, the Government is to fund new recycling infrastructure and expand the national waste levy scheme. $124 million Government investment in ... More >>

WasteMINZ Responds To Government Announcement $124m Investment, Waste Disposal Levy Expansion

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 9:02 am | WasteMINZ

Minister Sage’s announcement, 15 July 2020, on the Government’s decision to expand the waste disposal levy to all classes of landfill and the $124 million investment from the Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF)is great news for the waste sector, ... More >>

WasteMINZ Welcomes New Environmental Claims Guidelines From The Commerce Commission

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 5:29 pm | WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ welcomes the updated guidance released by the Commerce Commission yesterday on making environmental claims on products and packaging. The guidance, which was last updated in 2008, now includes advice on making claims about material composition ... More >>

NZ leads the world in understanding plastic recycling

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 1:18 pm | WasteMINZ

29 January 2020, Auckland: New Zealand households dispose of 1.76 billion plastic containers in their kerbside recycling and rubbish bins each year. This is just one of the many statistics revealed in a world-first research project conducted by the ... More >>

WasteMINZ Press Release Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa NZ

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 11:43 am | WasteMINZ

Press Release 8 December 2019 Auckland, 8 December 2019 : The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Juliet Gerrard, presented the 262-page report on ‘Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand’ to the Prime Minister on Sunday ... More >>

WasteMINZ responds to national waste levy announcement

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 11:08 am | WasteMINZ

Christchurch, 27 November 2019 : Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to tackle the country’s waste issues by increasing New Zealand’s national landfill levy scheme in both cost and breadth, and by encouraging ... More >>

Hon. Eugenie Sage at WasteMINZ Conference and Expo

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 3:19 pm | WasteMINZ

Claudelands, Hamilton, 23 – 26 September 2019: In a speech that will expand on the NZ Government’s commitment to increased participation in the reduction of waste and enhancing the country’s circular economy, Associate Minister for the Environment, ... More >>