WasteMINZ Blog - July 2019

Used oil recycling programme extended

17 July 2019 The New Zealand Government has renewed the accreditation of a product stewardship scheme which has been preventing environmental harm by reducing the potential for illegal or unsafe... Read More

Landfilling food and garden waste in Raglan is just not an option

Diverting food waste from landfill is probably one of the easiest ways to reduce climate change emissions. You could truck a load of food and garden waste for composting the length of New Zealand... Read More

Career Opportunity: Senior Project Manager, Waste Operations (Wellington)

Senior Project Manager, Waste Operations – Wellington City Council (fixed term) Everyone produces waste. Increasingly, waste is becoming an area of concern for New Zealanders and there’s an... Read More

Major Provincial Growth Fund investment to help address NZ’s plastics challenges

1 July 2019 The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest in projects to tackle waste in New Zealand, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie... Read More

What retailers can do with unused lightweight shopping bags.

For retailers who still have shopping bags left today, there are alternatives to sending them to landfill. For oil based HDPE plastic bags Comspec a plastics recycler in Christchurch will accept... Read More