Monthly ArchivesJune 2014

Minister on right track says 3R Group image

Graeme Norton of 3R Group is applauding Environment Minister Amy Adams for elevating discussions regarding how New Zealand can improve management of problematic waste. A consultation document released today seeks feedback on whether intervention is required to improve outcomes for four waste streams – electrical equipment, tyres, agrichemicals and farm plastics, and refrigerants and other greenhouse gases. Each has been identified as having particularly high potential for environmental harm, combined with insufficient recycling or disposal options currently available. Norton has first-hand experience in three of the four waste streams under discussion and was involved in research related to passing of the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA). This provides a framework for implementing product stewardship at a nationwide level, a likely ...

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Agrichemicals Review image

3R Group Ltd worked with industry stakeholders to conduct a review that provides recommendations for a nationwide and industry wide product stewardship programme for agricultural chemicals and their associated containers that aims to maximise the collection and safe disposal of waste agrichemicals and their associated containers and prevent further legacy stock piles from occurring. In early May 2012, a working group of stakeholders representing industry associations, chemical manufacturers & distributors, local government, chemical recovery and disposal service providers, legislative and regulatory bodies were brought together. This working group worked through a series of milestones to clearly identify effective and preferred product stewardship options for waste agrichemicals and their associated containers with the final review recommendation report completed and sent to ...

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