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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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Project to tackle synthetic greenhouse gases wraps up standard

A project aimed at tackling one of the most potent causes of climate change has wrapped up, with its working group and managers now eagerly awaiting Government regulation. The Synthetic Refrigerant Stewardship Project began in July 2019 with a working group created to represent the interests of the key industries which would be affected by the creation of a regulated product stewardship scheme. These included refrigeration and air conditioning, motor vehicle industry (automotive air conditioning), refrigerant wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors and other significant industry stakeholders. 3R Group managed the project, which analysed the current situation under a voluntary stewardship scheme, looked at options for regulated product stewardship, and developed guiding principles for preferred industry stewardship solutions and a product stewardship ...

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Minister’s priority product announcement “groundbreaking” standard

Government’s announcement that it will begin consulting on a plan to make multiple industries accountable for their products and packaging at end of life is groundbreaking, but long overdue, for New Zealand. This is according to product stewardship specialists 3R Group. Chief Executive Adele Rose says the announcement is one of the most significant in terms of tackling waste, and finally makes use of powerful tools provided by the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage today announced consultation will begin on a proposal to declare consumer goods packaging, tyres, e-waste, refrigerants and other synthetic gases, agrichemicals and their containers, and farm plastics priority products under the Act. Adele says many people aren’t aware that voluntary ...

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