Monthly ArchivesSeptember 2014

It takes a village to raise a family… standard

By the same token, it takes Business, Central and Local Government to effectively collaborate! It was fantastic to read the LGNZ Manifesto 2014: Our Seven Strategic Policy Priorities recently released by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). In it, LGNZ recognises the importance of sector-led policy on important issues for effective management of natural capital (priority #6). It also carries a very explicit reference to declaration of priority product under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 – requiring all importers of electronic equipment to sign up to a product stewardship scheme for e-Waste at the point of manufacturer, assembly, or entry to New Zealand. 3R recently enjoyed LGNZ support during two projects: 1) the development of a nationwide end-of-life tyre stewardship programme; and ...

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SBC Pre-election Briefing 2014 standard

The Sustainable Business Council has just published its Pre-election Briefing 2014: Business lifting the ceiling, government raising the floor. The briefing contains SBC’s recommendations on: Growing exports while improving environmental quality Moving to a low carbon economy Getting pricing that reflects the value of resources Schemes for product stewardship and waste diversion Sustainable freight and transport More certainty on climate change policy One of the aims of SBC is to participate in policy development to create a framework that allows business to contribute effectively to sustainable development. They are currently working hard to build a greater understanding about the resources business can apply to a government that is interested in collaborating together to bring about change. In 2010 the Government’s ...

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