WasteMINZ Blog -

Govt announces funding to reduce C&D waste

The Government has announced funding for projects in Auckland and the lower North Island to help reduce construction and demolition waste. “Construction is the main source of waste sent to... Read More

Last days to apply for weighbridge funding

Up to $2.2m in funding for new weighbridge infrastructure is available to eligible applicants, as part of the Government's Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF). Applications are being... Read More

Government takes action on problem plastics

Environment Minister David Parker has announced that some problem plastics and six single-use plastics will be phased out by July 2025.  The plastics being phased out are: hard to recycle... Read More

Resource Management System Reform – proposed Natural and Built Environments Act

The proposed Natural and Built Environments Act is the main replacement for the Resource Management Act (1991). It’s all about enabling development within environmental limits. How would it do... Read More

Climate Change Commission ambitious on waste

The Climate Change Commission has delivered its first advice to the Government, and has clearly listened to many of our industry's concerns.  It has boosted its target to reduce biogenic methane... Read More

NZ and Australian PMs work together on waste

Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison met recently in Queenstown, and reached agreement on several issues, including issues related to the circular economy. Their joint statement included the... Read More

New regulations for storing tyres outdoors

New regulations for storing tyres outdoors have been passed into law, and will come into effect on 20 August 2021. "These regulations provide consistent rules across the country and give regional... Read More

Infrastructure Commission calls for feedback on strategy

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has published its proposed direction for a 30-year Infrastructure Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand.  The document includes strategies for... Read More

Waste levy scheme to come into force on 13 May

The Government has now gazetted regulations to increase and expand the national waste disposal levy and reduce the increasing amount of rubbish ending up in New Zealand’s landfills, from 1 July... Read More

New report shows impact of demands on land

A new environmental report by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the... Read More