WasteMINZ Blog - July 2020

Priority Products announcement welcomed

Media release: 29 July 2020 The Government’s significant announcement today to introduce mandatory product stewardship across a range of products is welcomed in principle by... Read More

Local Government Waste Manifesto updated

The Local Government Waste Manifesto has been updated. Back in 2018, the Waste Manifesto identified five key actions to ensure real reductions in waste to landfill. Since the Manifesto was written... Read More


The New Zealand Transport Agency commenced the first stage of its review process into the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management in May, by seeking feedback from stakeholders on the... Read More

Should you make a submission on the Government consultation on managing our trade in mercury and mercury-containing products?

Mercury is a highly toxic substance.   The Government is proposing to strengthen its controls on mercury by introducing a permitting system for trade in mercury, and prohibit the sale,... Read More

Government steps up action on waste – funds recycling infrastructure and expands levy scheme

15 July 2020 As part of a broader plan to reduce the increasing amount of rubbish ending up in New Zealand’s landfills, the Government is to fund new recycling infrastructure and expand the... Read More