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Resources to Help You Submit on Govt’s Proposal to Ban some Hard-to-Recycle and Single-Use Plastic Items

Resources to Help You Submit on Govt’s Proposal to Ban some Hard-to-Recycle and Single-Use Plastic Items

On Wednesday 12 August 2020 the Government announced a proposal to ban a range of hard-to-recycle and single-use plastic items. The proposal is now up for public consultation until 4 December 2020, 5pm. This proposal is a big deal and it’s important we take the time to 

Government proposes bans on wide range of PVC, polystyrene and single-use plastic products

Government proposes bans on wide range of PVC, polystyrene and single-use plastic products

Off the back of the announcement yesterday that New Zealand would be returning to Alert Level 2 and Auckland to Alert Level 3, perhaps this morning’s very different announcement from Associate Minister Eugenie Sage about single-use plastics might lift your spirits!    The Government has 

Letter to NZ Transport Ministers Re Low-Carbon Inter-Regional Transport Options under Alert Level 2

Letter to NZ Transport Ministers Re Low-Carbon Inter-Regional Transport Options under Alert Level 2

Tēnā kōrua Hon Phil Twyford (Minister of Transport) and Hon Julie Anne Genter (Associate Minister of Transport), We’re writing to you to express our concerns about inter-regional transport options during Alert Level 2 and to inquire how the Government will address the cancellation of train and 

Fixing our Fibre Problem: Paper and Cardboard Does Not Belong in Landfill

Fixing our Fibre Problem: Paper and Cardboard Does Not Belong in Landfill

When conversations about waste come up, it’s very common for plastic to steal all the air time. However, zero waste is not just about plastic (which, after all, is only one waste stream among many). Zero waste is about being mindful of all the resources 

Reducing Your Recycling Stockpile while in COVID-19 Lockdown

Reducing Your Recycling Stockpile while in COVID-19 Lockdown

Wellington City Council has postponed recycling collections during the COVID-19 lockdown and will only be offering rubbish collections.** For people living in Wellington City (and other areas where recycling collections are temporarily on pause), who still want to reduce waste to landfill during this time, this 

Joint Submission on Government’s Landfill Levy Proposals

At the end of last year the Ministry for the Environment released a consultation document proposing an increase and expansion of the waste disposal levy (the landfill levy), improvements in waste data, and a plan for how to invest the extra levy revenue. The proposal is 

Govt Consultation on Landfill Levy, Waste Data and More: An Explainer from the Zero Waste Community

Govt Consultation on Landfill Levy, Waste Data and More: An Explainer from the Zero Waste Community

Ngā mihi mō te tau hou! At the end of last year the Ministry for the Environment released an 81 page tome announcing a proposal to increase and expand the waste disposal levy (the landfill levy), improve waste data, and make a plan for how 

Preaching to “The Converted” #10: Kate and Antony White

Preaching to “The Converted” #10: Kate and Antony White

  Kate is a school teacher specialising in Te Reo Māori and Coordinator of the Mid-Canterbury Timebank. She and her husband, Antony (an accountant), live in Ashburton, New Zealand. They’ve been actively reducing their waste since the beginning of 2019. Kate wrote on her blog 

Zero Waste in New Zealand in 2019: A Year in Review

Zero Waste in New Zealand in 2019: A Year in Review

What a year 2019 has been for the zero waste movement in NZ! While the movement has been growing steadily internationally for some time, 2019 felt like NZ’s year for raising the profile of this way of life. This is partly because loads of things 

Zero Waste in Porirua

Zero Waste in Porirua

This guide covers Porirua only. For other parts of the Greater Wellington Region, please refer to the Zero Waste in the Greater Wellington Region homepage. . . Our heartfelt gratitude to Sugarcube Studios, the creators of EcoSpot, for bringing our guides to life – designing a map for us and creating such joyful imagery to go with