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:

  1. banning some hard-to-recycle PVC and polystyrene packaging and oxo-degradable plastic products 
  2. banning seven single-use plastic items, including plastic straws, drink stirrers, produce bags both plastic and compostable, tableware (e.g. plastic plates, bowls, cutlery) and non-compostable fruit stickers.

Submissions are being made by different WasteMINZ sector groups and are being published below as they are completed.

TAO Forum submission for the consultation on single use plastics final 

Product Stewardship Sector Group submission on phaseout of difficult to recycle plastics