Monthly ArchivesOctober 2021

Are you ready for Gov’s proposed new waste strategy? standard

The Ministry for the Environment released the consultation document for New Zealand’s future waste strategy and options for new waste legislation, Taking responsibility for our waste.  This outlines the Government’s proposed strategy to turn around NZ’s poor record on waste and includes proposed legislation to support a new way of managing waste and embedding a regenerative approach.  It will change how we do business.  Are you ready? Why these proposed changes? New Zealand is one of the highest generators of waste per person in the world.  Each of us sends approximately 750kg of waste to landfill each year – much of it materials that could be recycled, composted or reused. Waste also contributes around 9% of biogenic methane emissions in ...

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Gov lays out national action plan for tackling plastic standard

By Natalie Martin, 3R Group Materials Innovation Manager If you make, import or use plastic packaging in your business then there is a recent Government report you need to be across. The National Plastics Action Plan, which was released mid-September, outlines Government’s drive to tackle problematic plastics by changing what plastic types are used, and how they are used. It maps out planned actions from 2021 to 2024 aimed at moving NZ to an economy where less plastic is used and that which is used is beneficial and sustainable. This means ditching some plastics all together while upping recycling and reuse. The plan builds on recommendations from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor’s Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa ...

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