Webinar series: Major shake up in NZ’s waste strategy

The government is set to tackle New Zealand’s poor record on waste with a new waste strategy and strengthened legislative framework for product stewardship. 

In November & December we held a series of webinars that illuminate the proposed changes to New Zealand’s waste strategy and legislation and what they might mean for your business.

It’s not too late to find out more – simply request a recording below.

Webinar 1 | Overview: Product stewardship and the proposed waste strategy

In this webinar we’ll discuss the implications of the proposed new waste strategy and options for legislation currently being consulted on.

Panelists:

    • Adele Rose, Chief Executive, 3R Group
    • Mike Burrell, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Council

Topics:

  • Overview of the proposals
  • Right to repair
  • Durability
  • Right to return packaging
  • Duties of care (responsibility for your product at end of life)
  • Import/export bans
  • Increase in the cost of disposing of your waste

Details:
Date: Monday 15 November
Time: 1pm-2pm

Webinar 2 | Product stewardship and large format retail

Brought to you by 3R Group in conjunction with Retail NZ.

Join us to find out about how proposed changes to product stewardship legislation and a new waste strategy could affect you.

Panelists:

  • Adele Rose, Chief Executive, 3R Group
  • Greg Harford, Chief Executive, Retail NZ
  • Julie Roberts, Sustainability Manager, Mitre 10
  • Melissa Broussard, The Repair Co-op

Topics:

  • Overview of the proposals
  • Impact of regulated schemes currently in development
  • Right to repair
  • Durability
  • Right to return packaging
  • Duties of care (responsibility for your product at end of life)
  • Import/export bans
  • Eco-modulation
  • Increase in the cost of disposing of your waste

Details:
Date: Tuesday, 16 November
Time: 11am

Webinar 3| Child car seats and changes to product stewardship

Find out about the SeatSmart progamme and how the proposed new waste strategy and strengthened legislation around product stewardship could affect you.

Panelists:

  • Adele Rose, Chief Executive, 3R Group
  • Fena Bavastro, Director, Baby on the Move
  • Toni Bye, SeatSmart programme manager, 3R Group

Topics:

  • Update on the SeatSmart programme
  • Baby on the Move’s partnership with SeatSmart
  • Implications of the proposed waste strategy and changes to  product stewardship

Details:
Date: Wednesday, 17 November
Time: 11am

Webinar 4 | Mattresses and changes to product stewardship

Find out how the proposed new waste strategy and legislation strengthening product stewardship could affect you.

Panelists:

  • Adele Rose, Chief Executive, 3R Group
  • Janelle Wallace, Program Manager, Australian Bedding Stewardship Council

Topics:

  • Overview of proposed strategy and options for legislation
  • Update on Australian mattress product stewardship
  • Proposed product stewardship changes
  • Eco-modulation of product stewardship fees

Details:
Date: Wednesday, 17 November
Time: 2pm-3pm

Webinar 5 | Government’s proposed changes to the NZ waste strategy and legislation

Brought to you by 3R Group in conjunction with Business Central.

Join us to find out about how proposed changes to product stewardship legislation and a new waste strategy could affect you.

Panelists:

  • Simon Arcus, Chief Executive, Business Central
  • Adele Rose, Chief Executive, 3R Group
  • Julie Roberts, Sustainability Manager, Mitre 10

Topics:

  • Overview of the proposals
  • Impact of regulated schemes currently in development
  • Right to repair
  • Durability
  • Right to return packaging
  • Duties of care (responsibility for your product at end of life)
  • Import/export bans
  • Eco-modulation
  • Increase in the cost of disposing of your waste

Details:
Date: Wednesday, 1 December
Time: 11am

Find out more

3R summary article

For those who don’t have time to read the full submission, check out our short article on the key take outs:

Read the article

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Whether you need help with product stewardship, resource recovery, waste minimisation or just getting on the right path to make your business or products more sustainable, we’d love to help so get in touch.

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