E-waste recycling turns the corner

“The Zero Waste Network is so relieved to hear that electronic waste is finally being declared a priority product,” said Marty Hoffart, Chair of the Zero Waste Network Aotearoa NZ.  “Mandatory product stewardship is a key step in moving to a circular economy, and starting… More >

Waste plans a win for employment, climate and environment

“We are absolutely thrilled with the government’s announcement that it will  expand and increase the waste levy and invest in resource recovery infrastructure. These are bold and important steps that will create employment in communities right across  the country, reduce emissions and address the crisis… More >

Our Zero Waste World Digital Summit

“The Zero Waste Network Aotearoa is extremely pleased to announce that we will host a free, international online zero waste conference from 4-8 November this year. The conference is called Our Zero Waste World Digital Summit. It will highlight zero waste success stories, as well… More >

The Waste Levy: Don’t fund the problem – fund real solutions!

New Zealand has a waste and recycling crisis. There are stockpiles of plastics around the country, recycling markets have disappeared and heaps of stuff is still going to landfill due to poor collection processes and contamination. Despite 12 years of the Waste Minimisation Act, the… More >

Minister’s Post-Budget Update

 Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage, who holds the waste portfolio, gave a post-budget briefing to WasteMINZ members on Monday, 18 May 2020. Here is a summary of the Minister’s comments. Waste Levy: getting the waste levy in place is a priority for the Minister.… More >