Blog by WasteMINZ

COVID Protection Framework update
From 11:59pm on Friday 25 March the COVID-19 Protection Framework will be simpler. It will help us manage life with Omicron while reducing the impact of future outbreaks.
23.03.22 07:54 PM - Comment(s)
Covid-19 Travel & vaccination update
Posted on 16 March 2022, this advice provides the latest for travel under covid-19 restrictions
16.03.22 06:01 PM - Comment(s)
Government plans to transform recycling
This is your chance to have your say. There are three connected proposals covered by the consultation. The first looks at improvements to the household kerbside recycling system, including access to food scrap collections.
15.03.22 04:08 PM - Comment(s)
COVID-19 Response Update for 03 March 2022
Key information for the waste, resource recovery and CLM sectors. This update shares key information about the Government’s response to COVID-19. It is intended to provide consistent information across central government, local government, CDEM and our key partners.
03.03.22 10:39 AM - Comment(s)
UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution
What you need to know about the plastic pollution resolution. Today, the gavel came down on a historic resolution at the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) in Nairobi to end plastic pollution and forge an international legally binding agreement by 2024.
02.03.22 09:46 AM - Comment(s)
Improving Aotearoa New Zealand's environmental reporting system
MfE consultation closes 18 March 2022. The Environmental Reporting Act 2015 (ERA) provides the framework for independent, structure and regular reports on the state of New Zealand's environment.
02.03.22 09:46 AM - Comment(s)
Recommendations for Aotearoa New Zealand 
The report, agreed to by 195 countries, includes a whole chapter dedicated to Australia and New Zealand. Specific impacts for Aotearoa New Zealand include: more rain, clean ice glacier retreat, more droughts and extreme fire weather, increased rainfall intensity, more severe cyclones.
01.03.22 09:32 AM - Comment(s)
Changes to Close Contact Exemption Scheme 
Following feedback from businesses, the Ministry of Health is simplifying the documentation required by critical workers accessing rapid antigen tests under the Close Contact Exemption Scheme.
23.02.22 08:45 AM - Comment(s)
MfE's compliance monitoring and enforcement under the WMA 
The Ministry for the Environment has released a new publication setting out it will report on the it's compliance monitoring and enforcement responsibilities under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA).
21.12.21 11:24 AM - Comment(s)
Construction and demolition waste
From 1 April 2022, agencies covered by the Carbon Neutral Government Programme will have to make sure new non-residential buildings with a capital value over $25 million meet a minimum Green Star rating of five.
19.11.21 11:28 AM - Comment(s)