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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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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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