By the same token, it takes Business, Central and Local Government to effectively collaborate!

It was fantastic to read the LGNZ Manifesto 2014: Our Seven Strategic Policy Priorities recently released by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).

In it, LGNZ recognises the importance of sector-led policy on important issues for effective management of natural capital (priority #6).

It also carries a very explicit reference to declaration of priority product under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 – requiring all importers of electronic equipment to sign up to a product stewardship scheme for e-Waste at the point of manufacturer, assembly, or entry to New Zealand.

3R recently enjoyed LGNZ support during two projects: 1) the development of a nationwide end-of-life tyre stewardship programme; and 2) participation in the review of agrichemicals and their associated packaging. In both waste streams, stakeholders are seeking priority product declaration.

We can vouch for the effectiveness of collaboration with Business, Central and Local Government!

Well done, LGNZ.