Author: Liam & Hannah

Have Your Say When Councils Talk Trash: Waste Management and Minimisation Plans

Have Your Say When Councils Talk Trash: Waste Management and Minimisation Plans

Key Points The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 requires city/district councils to produce a Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) and to review it every six years (sections 43 and 50). In these 6-yearly reviews, councils have to explain the waste situation in their district/city (called […]

Beverage Containers: A better fate than litter and landfill

Beverage Containers: A better fate than litter and landfill

Key points In New Zealand we use 2.23 billion beverage containers a year. Only 40% are recycled. The rest get landfilled or become land and marine litter. A container deposit scheme (CDS) – where people can redeem a 10c deposit on any empty beverage container they […]

Zero Waste in South Christchurch

Zero Waste in South Christchurch

This guide covers South Christchurch businesses only. For other parts of Christchurch or to read about city-wide council and community services, or city-wide shopping options, please refer to the Zero Waste in Christchurch City homepage. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find for […]

Zero Waste in North Christchurch

Zero Waste in North Christchurch

This guide covers North Christchurch businesses only. For other parts of Christchurch or to read about city-wide council and community services, or city-wide shopping options, please refer to the Zero Waste in Christchurch City homepage. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find for […]

Zero Waste in West Christchurch

Zero Waste in West Christchurch

This guide covers West Christchurch businesses only. For other parts of Christchurch or to read about city-wide council and community services, or city-wide shopping options, please refer to the Zero Waste in Christchurch City homepage. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find for […]

Zero Waste in East Christchurch

Zero Waste in East Christchurch

This guide covers East Christchurch businesses only. For other parts of Christchurch or to read about city-wide council and community services, or city-wide shopping options, please refer to the Zero Waste in Christchurch City homepage. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could […]

Zero Waste in Christchurch Central

Zero Waste in Christchurch Central

This guide covers Christchurch Central businesses only. For other parts of Christchurch or to read about city-wide council and community services, or city-wide shopping options, please refer to the Zero Waste in Christchurch City homepage. NB: All our regional guides cover as many low-waste options as we could find for […]

Zero Waste in Christchurch City

Zero Waste in Christchurch City

Christchurch is simply amazing for zero waste living. We have dubbed it the Zero Waste Capital of New Zealand. Apart from the impressive array of stores and businesses offering consumers low-waste options for food, drink, bathroom and cleaning products, there are just so many community […]

No More Time to Waste: Getting Action under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008!

No More Time to Waste: Getting Action under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008!

Key Points New Zealand has a piece of legislation that allows us to make policies to reduce our society’s wastefulness. It’s called the Waste Minimisation Act (WMA) and it was passed 10 years ago. The WMA makes it more expensive to throw rubbish out than […]

Is this out of my hands?: The role of the individual in waste policy change

Is this out of my hands?: The role of the individual in waste policy change

Key points As individuals we have an important role to play in reducing society’s waste by making changes in our own lives. However, societal waste reduction is not up to us alone; businesses and governments also need to step up. In New Zealand, the Waste […]