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Cuts & cynical law changes: what Budget 2024 means for waste minimisation in NZ

What does Budget 2024 mean for waste minimisation in New Zealand & our national progress towards a low-waste, circular economy? Overall, not great: The programme to […]

Here we go again: Industry lobbying against zero waste policies

Yesterday, Radio New Zealand broke a story by Guyon Espiner that the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Andrew Kirton, had started that job one day after […]

Support a Comprehensive Beverage Container Return Scheme for New Zealand

A beverage container return scheme (abbreviated ‘CRS’) means beverage containers – like bottles, cans and tetrapaks – carry a small, refundable deposit that people pay when […]

Resources to have your say on Govt proposal Transforming Recycling

Until 22 May 2022 the Government is consulting with the public on its Transforming Recycling proposals. They want to know what YOU think. There are three […]

Zero wasters! Have your say on proposed update to NZ Waste Strategy & Waste Laws and Emissions Reduction Plan

The Government is undertaking a once-in-a-decade update of the New Zealand Waste Strategy AND the Waste Minimisation Act. It is also pulling together an emissions reduction […]

Beyond the Pipes: Report from the July 2021 SymPOOsium

Full report from July 2021 SymPOOsium about Wellington’s wastewater and sanitation system is available for reading: The Rubbish Trip is part of Beyond the Pipes – […]

Joint submission of Wellington zero waste community on WCC’s Long-term Plan 2021-2031

A group of advocates doing zero waste mahi in Wellington have come together to write a response on Wellington City Council’s Long-term Plan for 2021-2031.  See […]

Resources to help you have your say on Climate Change Commission’s Draft Advice

From now until 28 March 2021, Te Pou a Rangi — The Climate Change Commission, is seeking feedback on their first ever draft emissions budgets and […]

Submitting on Wellington City Council Proposed Solid Waste Management & Minimisation Bylaw 2020

Wellingtonians! Consultation is now open on the Wellington City Council Proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2020! You have until 5pm on 25 September 2020 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]