Container return scheme deferral disappoints

The WasteMINZ Product Stewardship Sector Group and Territorial Authorities’ Officers Forum are disappointed by the Prime Minister’s announcement that the proposed Container Return Scheme will be put on ice for an undefined amount of time, to reduce costs.


Territorial Authorities’ Officers Forum...

16.03.23 09:25 AM - Comment(s)
Container Return Scheme work deferred

The Government has deferred the introduction of the Container Return Scheme. The Prime Minister has indicated that the CRS is still on the Government’s agenda and will be relooked at in the future.

The Prime Minister said the Government is refocusing its priorities to put the cost of living front an...

14.03.23 11:20 AM - Comment(s)
The latest job listings in the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land industry are available here.
24.02.23 09:05 AM - Comment(s)
All hands on deck to support Cyclone Gabrielle clean-up
Waste and recycling operators are pulling out all the stops to support North Island communities in their clean up efforts following the Auckland floods and Cyclone Gabrielle
22.02.23 01:27 PM - Comment(s)
Help us promote the industry and support training
We're pulling together working groups to focus on promotion and training in the industry
21.02.23 02:25 PM - Comment(s)
Waste Disposal Levy - post Cyclone Gabrielle
Territorial Authorities can apply for a waiver of the waste disposal levy on flood waste. Learn more.
20.02.23 02:18 PM - Comment(s)
Cyclone information
The latest information about Cyclone Gabrielle - 17 Feb
02.02.23 01:17 PM - Comment(s)
A guide to coal tar roading

An historic substance that was used in roading up until the 1980s, coal tar contains high levels of harmful chemicals, but in New Zealand there is no standard guide on how to deal with it. A WasteMINZ working group is looking to change that. Waka Kotahi’s Stephen Gardner explains. 

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11.01.23 02:47 PM - Comment(s)
Designing a legacy for end-of-life plastic packaging 
Is there a more effective and efficient way to collect used plastic packaging? That’s the question a new product stewardship project is aiming to answer. We delve into the details of the project with The Packaging Forum CEO Rob Langford.
22.12.22 11:53 AM - Comment(s)
E-product stewardship co-design process makes progress

Techcollect NZ is pleased to announce that the report with final recommendations for the proposed regulated product stewardship scheme for e-waste is now with MfE. The report includes revised recommendations based on feedback from MfE, including:

  1. Instead of all e-waste categories being includ...
15.12.22 03:00 PM - Comment(s)