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Bold, new Government waste strategy will affect everyone standard

The eighth in a series written for NZ Food Technology. By Natalie Martin, 3R Group Materials Innovation Manager The way New Zealand creates, deals with and thinks about waste is set for a big shakeup with Government releasing sweeping new proposals. The Ministry for the Environment’s Taking responsibility for our waste consultation document sets out a new waste strategy and legislation to replace the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 and Litter Act 1979. It puts a focus on moving to a circular economy by 2050 and, critically, it spreads the responsibility for dealing with, and reducing waste, across all of society with waste reduction targets proposed for businesses (30% – 50%), the public sector (30% – 50%) and households (60% – ...

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3R Group CE speaks at priority product announcement standard

3R Group Chief Executive Adele Rose was invited as one of the speakers at Government’s announcement of six products as priority products on 29 July. Below is her speech: Good afternoon all, thank you Minister Sage for the invitation to speak today, and our hosts for accommodating us. For taking the steps that have been announced today, I’d like to acknowledge the Coalition Government, Minister Sage and the team at the Ministry for the Environment.  In my role as CE of 3R Group, I have worked with many of you at MfE for well over 13 years, and I know that this moment means as much to your team as it does to ours. Congratulations to the ANZRP/TechCollect and NZ ...

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Game-changing Government announcement in the war on waste standard

MEDIA RELEASE: New Zealand has one of the worst records on waste in the OECD but that’s all about to change, says industry expert Adele Rose. Today (29 July), the Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, declared six product categories ‘priority products’, changing how we will manage our most problematic waste streams, says Adele, Chief Executive of sustainability specialists 3R Group. “Single-use plastic packaging, tyres, e-waste, synthetic refrigerant gases, agricultural plastics and agrichemicals have all been singled out for the harm the Government considers they cause in the environment when their disposal is not properly managed.” According to Adele, this is the single biggest announcement in terms of waste reduction and resource recovery in New Zealand history. “The announcement ...

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