In 2014 a working group was set up by the Nursery and Garden Industry Association New Zealand (NGINZ), with representation from WasteMINZ to review and update the warning labels on packaged media, as it was felt there was a need to raise public awareness of the risks associated with gardening, potting mixes and composts.

The working group had a focus on improving the clarity of wording and standardising the placement of the warning on bagged product.

The working group has now completed their work on this. Please find the relevant document below. This is available for all to use, subject to the terms of use on page 3 of the document.

WasteMINZ strongly encourages all of our members to use the warning label and to follow the recommended guidelines for placement. A number of major manufacturers have already committed to using the new labeling.