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New regulations for the trade in plastic waste 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021 you will need a permit from the Environmental Protection Authority before you can import or export certain types of plastic waste. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ The... Read More

Disposal to Land Sector Group submission on the Freshwater NES

  The Disposal to Land Sector Group made a submission to Minister David Parker (copying in Minister Grant Robertson, Mayor Phil Goff and Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore) on 30 November on the... Read More

Tackling problem plastics – last chance to have your say

Submissions close Friday (4 December) for proposals to phase-out more single-use and hard-to-recycle plastics  Ministry for the Environment is reminding New Zealanders that the four month public... Read More

WasteMINZ is recruiting!

2020 has been a year of change for many organisations, and WasteMINZ is no different.  We are currently recruiting for new Sector Project Manager.  If you know of anyone who may be interested,... Read More

Are you a food waster? Learn to love a list

Media release 16 November 2020 New research from the Love Food Hate Waste campaign reveals 74% of us claim to use a shopping list, but only 55% of us actually stick to... Read More

Sector Group submissions on the Ministry for the Environment consultation: Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment

The Ministry for the Environment has announced a consultation on banning some problematic plastics and some single use plastic items. There are two proposals being consulted on: banning some... Read More

Welcome to our newest Board members

WasteMINZ is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Board members following the AGM on 19 October 2020. They are: David Howie - General Manager Lower North Island, Waste Managment NZ... Read More

WasteMINZ AGM report 19 October 2020

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Waste Management Institute New Zealand Inc, was held at 4.30pm, 19 October 2020.  Nineteen members were present in Auckland and the meeting was also... Read More

How can we reduce construction and demolition waste?

  The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment recently completed a public consultation on: Building for Climate Change: Transforming operational efficiency and reducing... Read More

Media release: Waste industry gathers to look beyond COVID

New Zealand’s largest annual gathering of the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors takes place next week. The Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ) is holding... Read More