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John Tamihere – a vote to burn up and pollute Auckland

“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 His ‘burn rubbish’ approach is out-of-date and dangerous,” said Zero Waste Network spokesperson Marty Hoffart. “Tamihere’s policy would destroy… More >

Public Consultation on Priority Products

The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 includes a number of tools to encourage waste minimisation. One of these is the declaration of a ‘priority product’ – which requires a product stewardship scheme to be developed for a particular ‘product’ or type of waste. The Government is… More >

Zero Waste Projects funded to develop circular economy

“The Zero Waste Network is thrilled to announce it has received funding to roll out its Zero Waste Training project out nationally. The training aims to build capacity and knowledge of how to run community resource recovery enterprises. This is what is needed in order… More >

Government moves closer to Mandatory Product Stewardship

“The Zero Waste Network is pleased with the government’s work plan announced today to advance mandatory product stewardship of tyres, lithium batteries, agrichemicals, e-waste, refrigerants and packaging. While similar consultation processes have been done several times over, we have confidence that this government is prepared… More >

Waste plant possible for Westland

The Press 27 Jul 2019 Joanne Carroll joanne.carroll@stuff.co.nz About 1000 tonnes of rubbish may be transported to the West Coast every day, if a revised proposal for a $260 million waste-to-energy plant in Hokitika wins support. The Renew Energy plant was initially mooted for the… More >