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Draft Waste Strategy Falls Short

Friday, 15 October 2021, 1:13 pm | Zero Waste Network

The Government’s Waste Strategy and Legislation consultation paper, Taking Responsibility for Our Waste , which was released today, has missed the opportunity to drive the transition to a circular economy, says the Zero Waste Network. Spokesperson Sue Coutts ... More >>

Circular Economy Central To Climate Change Plan

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 10:19 am | Zero Waste Network

The Zero Waste Network of Aotearoa is relieved to see the prominence of the circular economy in the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan, which was released for consultation today. “We know from the 2021 Circularity Gap report that the Global Economy is ... More >>

Minister to speak on climate change at Strengthening Communities Hui

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 4:51 pm | Zero Waste Network

Minister for Climate Change James Shaw will deliver the keynote address at  this year’s Strengthening Communities Hui on Friday, September 17. The annual conference brings together three networks: Environment Hubs Aotearoa, the Community Energy Network ... More >>

Australian expert brings bottle deposits plan

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 3:33 pm | Zero Waste Network

Australian zero waste expert Robbie Kelman brings his vast knowledge of container return schemes (bottle deposits) to the annual Strengthening Communities Hui tomorrow at 11am in order to get plans moving here in Aotearoa New Zealand. His talk is free ... More >>

Strengthening Communities Hui kicks off

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 4:31 pm | Zero Waste Network

“The first session of the annual Strengthening Communities Hui was a fantastic success with environmental educators, zero waste practitioners, business owners, Local Government staffers and many more, all coming together to discuss the step-change ... More >>

Climate change front and centre

Monday, 13 September 2021, 9:17 am | Zero Waste Network

The role of community organisations in tackling climate change will be the focus of this year’s Strengthening Communities Hui , which starts on Tuesday 14th September. The annual conference brings together three networks: Environment Hubs Aotearoa, ... More >>

Zero Waste Groups Challenge Biogas Report Claims

Monday, 12 July 2021, 9:07 am | Zero Waste Network

A group of zero waste and regenerative horticulture advocates are challenging a recent report on the potential of biogas production for New Zealand. The group is concerned that the report advocates major investment in an organic waste processing ... More >>

Coalition Pushes For A Comprehensive Container Return Scheme

Monday, 19 April 2021, 9:42 am | Zero Waste Network

A coalition of organisations and businesses are collecting signatories to an open letter urging Environment Minister David Parker to introduce a comprehensive beverage container return scheme. Zero Waste Network spokesperson Marty Hoffart says a container ... More >>

Zero Waste Community Unites To Support Plan To Move Away From Single-use Plastic Items.

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 11:14 am | Zero Waste Network

Organisations focused on zero waste and the circular economy have joined forces to support the government’s proposed ban on a range of single-use and hard-to-recycle plastic products, and are encouraging New Zealanders who care about waste issues ... More >>

ZWN Welcomes Recycling Funding And Recommendations

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 9:09 am | Zero Waste Network

The Zero Waste Network Aotearoa (ZWN) has welcomed funding to upgrade recycling facilities and a recommendation to standardise materials collected through kerbside recycling. Chair Marty Hoffart said the investment in resource recovery and proposed ... More >>

Waste Plans A Win For Employment, Climate And Environment

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 11:48 am | Zero Waste Network

“We are absolutely thrilled with the government’s announcement that it will invest in recycling and change the waste levy. These are bold and important steps that will create employment in communities right throughout the country, reduce emissions ... More >>

Nationwide campaign against burning rubbish launched

Monday, 14 October 2019, 9:23 am | Zero Waste Network

Today, community groups throughout the country led by the Zero Waste Network have launched a national campaign against waste-to-energy incinerators. The centrepiece of this campaign is a petition to the Minister for the Environment David Parker requesting ... More >>

Container return scheme a win for all

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 2:09 pm | Zero Waste Network

25th September 2019 Container return scheme a win for all The Government’s announcement that work is underway on a beverage container return scheme (CRS) is a win for everyone involved in recycling, said the Chair of the Zero Waste Network Marty Hoffart. More >>

Alarm bells ringing for recycling

Friday, 20 September 2019, 1:07 pm | Zero Waste Network

The return of contaminated recycled plastic from Indonesia to New Zealand is a wake-up call that our recycling system is failing, said Marty Hoffart, the chair of the Zero Waste Network. TV1 reported yesterday that 547 containers of contaminated plastic ... More >>

John Tamihere - a vote to burn up and pollute Auckland

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 10:09 am | Zero Waste Network

“John Tamihere’s support for incinerating Auckland’s rubbish is a recipe for polluting the city, causing major health problems, job loss, resource loss and increased climate emissions. His ‘burn rubbish’ approach is out-of-date and dangerous,” ... More >>