Auckland flooding information
The latest information about Auckland flooding - updated 2/2/2023
02.02.23 01:17 PM - Comment(s)
The latest job listings in the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land industry are available here.
27.01.23 10:05 AM - 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)
Repairing bikes for the good of the community
A Dunedin organisation is teaching life-changing skills to rangatahi while also diverting used bikes from landfill.

Every week, a vanload of rangatahi (youth) head down to the Dunedin City Council-owned landfill in Green Island, accompanied by Malcam Charitable T...

13.12.22 02:48 PM - Comment(s)
WasteMINZ's 12 waste-free days of Christmas

Christmas is upon us once again, and as we get ready to celebrate with our loved ones, sit around the tree, give gifts and eat way more food than usual it is a good time to think about how we can reduce the massive amount of wastethe festive season produces.

With all the wrapping paper, f...

12.12.22 02:40 PM - Comment(s)
What are WasteMINZ's principles, values, and priorities? Find out

We have released our updated strategy, following a review of WasteMINZ Strategic Foundations Document earlier this year. 

Here's a brief overview of what's in the strategy. You can read more in-depth information here

08.12.22 02:01 PM - Comment(s)
Do interventions work to help families reduce food waste?

Read this story in a magazine format here. 

A survey into the food waste habits of communities in Wellington, Tauranga and Dunedin has shown surprising results. 

The Love Food Hate Waste Pilot Intervention Project followed the food waste habits of 75 participants, providing an intervention g...

07.12.22 11:22 AM - Comment(s)
Members - complete the survey and enter the draw!

At WasteMINZ, we pride ourselves on providing high value memberships for all of our members. We want to hear from you about what we are doing well and what we can do to improve. Please share your thoughts with us so we can continue to improve our service for you. 

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08.11.22 12:18 PM - Comment(s)