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Zero Waste Network Supports Waipa Council Incinerator Decision

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 2:03 pm | Zero Waste Network

“The Zero Waste Network strongly supports the decision of both the Waipā District Council and Waikato Regional Council asking the Minister to call in the resource consent application to build a waste incinerator in Te Awamutu. This incinerator ... More >>

Community Anger Over Rubbish Incinerator Ramps Up Call For Moratorium

Monday, 2 October 2023, 11:20 am | Zero Waste Network

The Zero Waste Network is ramping up calls for the next government to institute an immediate moratorium on incineration of mixed solid waste following a packed out community meeting in Te Awamutu where an incinerator is being proposed. “There ... More >>

Waimate Incinerator Call In Long Overdue

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 10:00 am | Zero Waste Network

“It’s a great decision by the Minister for the Environment David Parker to call in the application to build a waste incinerator in Waimate. This is an absolutely obscene proposal with huge climate and toxicity issues, and it undermines all our ... More >>

Welcoming In Plastic-Free July With New Plastic Phase Outs

Friday, 30 June 2023, 11:14 am | Zero Waste Network

“As Plastic Free July kicks off, we welcome the introduction of bans on single use plastic items including plastic produce bags, fruit stickers, plastic cutlery, plates and bowls,” said Dorte Wray, General Manager of the Zero Waste Network Aotearoa. ... More >>

Container Return Scheme Submissions Show Landslide Public Support: We Want CRS Now!

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 11:34 am | Zero Waste Network

After more than a year, the Government has finally released the results of its public consultation on a proposed beverage container return scheme - the results show an unprecedented landslide of public support for the idea. Of the 5600+ submissions ... More >>

Discredited Waste-to-energy Technology Study Given Government Funding

Sunday, 18 June 2023, 4:12 pm | Zero Waste Network

“It is shocking and unacceptable that the Minister of Tourism Peeni Henare has given $765,000 to private companies to study failed waste-to-energy technology for so-called sustainable aviation fuel. Waste-to-energy using mixed solid waste and More >>

Waste Incinerator Proposal In Feilding Fails, Community Wins

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 3:05 pm | Zero Waste Network

“The proposed waste-to-energy pyrolysis incinerator in Feilding will not go ahead after the company, Bioplant NZ, withdrew its application. We are absolutely thrilled for the community, for the climate and for real zero waste solutions,” said Dorte ... More >>

South Auckland Fire Shows Risk Of Flock In Incinerator Proposal

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 3:33 pm | Zero Waste Network

“The huge fire in South Auckland illustrates the serious human health risks of incinerating flock, the residual material left over from the scrap metal process. It is one reason we will be opposing the building of a waste incinerator in Te Awamutu ... More >>

Incinerator Not A Solution To Landfill Woes

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 5:49 pm | Zero Waste Network

“The Kaipara District Council’s decision to investigate waste-to-energy appears to be based on a false choice between a landfill and an incinerator. Incinerators still need landfills for the toxic ash and wastewater they create. Incinerators don’t ... More >>

Container Return Scheme Is A Climate Solution

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 10:20 am | Zero Waste Network

“We are seeing the intensification of climate impacts. We need real, practical solutions for emissions reductions right now. One of the easiest things we can do is to implement a return scheme on beverage containers that would offer a .20-.30 ... More >>

Comprehensive Container Return Scheme Major Achievement

Friday, 18 November 2022, 1:04 pm | Zero Waste Network

The Zero Waste Network is thrilled that Cabinet will consider a container return scheme before Christmas. “We congratulate Minister David Parker and the Ministry for the Environment team in shepherding through the container return scheme to the ... More >>

Zero Waste Groups Celebrate Public Notification On Te Awamutu Incinerator Project

Monday, 14 November 2022, 11:01 am | Zero Waste Network

“We are super pleased that the Waikato Regional Council has announced that the resource consent application to build a waste incinerator in Te Awamutu will be publicly notified,” said Dorte Wray, Chief Operations Officer of the Zero Waste Network. ... More >>

Communities Stand Against Incineration And For Zero Waste

Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 6:24 am | Zero Waste Network

From: The Zero Waste Network, Feilding Against Incineration, Why Waste Waimate and Don’t Burn Waipā The Zero Waste Network Aotearoa (ZWN) and community groups opposing incinerators and waste-to-energy will be demonstrating outside of the Local Government ... More >>

Waste Hearings Begin In Feilding

Monday, 18 July 2022, 8:52 am | Zero Waste Network

Resource consent hearings for a hotly contested waste-to-energy pyrolysis plant are being heard in Feilding this week. The public hearings concern a proposal to use mixed solid waste in a waste-to-energy plant that will produce toxic char and ... More >>

Minister Must Intervene To Stop Te Awamutu Incinerator Proposal

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 11:13 am | Zero Waste Network

The Zero Waste Network Aotearoa has today written to Minister for the Environment David Parker requesting that he intervenes in a proposed waste incinerator in Te Awamutu. The Te Awamutu incinerator would burn 166,525 tonnes a year comprising mixed ... More >>

Groups Support Beverage Return Scheme But Say Milk Must Be Included

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 6:50 pm | Zero Waste Network

The Zero Waste Network and The Kiwi Bottle Drive commend the government’s Container Return Scheme proposal for the breadth of materials included (plastic, aluminum, glass and liquid packaging board) but say excluding fresh milk containers gives the ... More >>

Public To Meet On Waikato Incinerator Proposal

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 10:06 am | Zero Waste Network

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday 20 April at 7pm online to discuss a large waste incinerator proposed for Te Awamutu. The meeting is hosted by the Zero Waste Network, Para Kore and Go Eco - the Waikato Environment Centre. “The incinerator ... More >>

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 >>





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