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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

*** This post was updated in October 2019 to reflect policy developments *** 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) […]

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!

*** This post was most recently updated on October 2019 to reflect recent waste policy developments*** 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 […]

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 […]

Be a Tirading Kiwi: An everyday New Zealander’s toolkit for advocating on waste minimisation issues

Be a Tirading Kiwi: An everyday New Zealander’s toolkit for advocating on waste minimisation issues

 Be a Tirading Kiwi is a resource by The Rubbish Trip to help support the public to advocate on waste minimisation issues so we can bring about change in New Zealand waste policy. We focus on waste problems in New Zealand for which there are […]