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 have our say. You can find the consultation document and links to the submission form on the Ministry for the Environment website. You can also find our initial reaction to the proposals here.
On this page, we’ve compiled a bunch of resources to help the public submit (though, if we’re honest, it looks much prettier on the Takeaway Throwaways website!!). These are resources we’ve created, alongside resources from other organisations in the zero waste community. Collaboration is what we’re all about!
Here are the resources:
- Our 2-page summary of the consultation document (because, let’s be honest, 74 pages is a bit of a slog…). If you’d like to read a 5-page version with different formatting by Takeaway Throwaways, you can find that here.
- A joint submission from the zero waste community (which The Rubbish Trip has signed on to too, of course 😉 ). This is well worth reading if you are into a deep dive and intend to do a detailed submission yourself. PS other organisations are welcome to sign on to this joint submission – simply send your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org before 2 December 2020.
- Takeaway Throwaways’ comprehensive submission resources
- Zero Waste Network’s template submission guide (features text you can copy and paste into your submission form and then play around with, or leave as is!)
- Greenpeace Aotearoa’s sign and send submission form (if you don’t have time to write your own submission, this features a pre-written submission, which you have the option of editing before sending, but you don’t have to)
- Submission writing webinars – in person (if you’re in Welly) or live-streamed online for everyone else