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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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