We choose reuse
Learn about reuse initiatives in Aotearoa New Zealand.
13.12.23 01:18 PM - Comment(s)
Tackling Aotearoa New Zealands waste, resource recovery and contaminated land management issues 
Waste, resource recovery and contaminated land management services and the associated infrastructure need to continue being classified as essential, WasteMINZ chief executive Nic Quilty says.
01.12.23 09:00 AM - Comment(s)
International Compost Alliance to celebrate World Soil Day

The International Compost Alliance (ICA) is thrilled to announce its celebration of World Soil Day on the 5th of December, embracing the global theme for this year, "Soil and water, a...

28.11.23 02:41 PM - Comment(s)
The potential for organic amendments to increase the carbon stocks in New Zealand soils - a summary
Read a summary of a research project to determine whether New Zealand can lead in increasing soil carbon stocks by reusing organic waste material.
13.11.23 02:21 PM - Comment(s)
Member spotlight - Bonson Food Packaging;  encouraging community to think beyond single-use
Bonson is a New Zealand owned and operated manufacturer and supplier of food packaging solutions. To improve the likelihood of Bonson’s products being part of the circular economy, Bonson is sharing how end users can repurpose or recycle the products.
31.10.23 01:51 PM - Comment(s)
Experts call for a single agency to manage lead exposure in residential properties
WasteMINZ’s residential lead working group is calling for a single agency to steer a proactive cohesive approach to residential lead contamination.
24.10.23 01:13 PM - Comment(s)
Board and Life members announced; changes to rules and code of conduct

Board members

Three Board members were announced at the WasteMINZ AGM last night. Congratulations to:

  • Dr Alec McNeil – Christchurch City Council
  • Chris Purchas – Tonkin + Taylor
  • Sandy Botterill – Foodstuffs NZ

They join the current three Board members – Parul Sood, Dave Bull and Paul Evans.

We would like...

19.10.23 10:02 AM - Comment(s)
Sector Group updates - October
Learn about the key projects for the Sector Group Steering Committees over the past three months.
04.10.23 01:52 PM - Comment(s)
Recycling week 2023 - 10 years in the making

Waste is a big issue in Aotearoa New Zealand. Every year, we send over 12 million tonnes of waste to landfill, of which around 4 million tonnes is readily recyclable material. While Kiwis want to do the right thing when it comes to waste and recycling, it is often seen as too confusing and complicat...

19.09.23 03:31 PM - Comment(s)
Getting ready for kerbside standardisation 2024  

With the start of standardised kerbside recycling quickly approaching, local councils across Aotearoa will be planning to launch new rubbish and recycling services. 


Cayley McLean, Team Leader for Waste Planning and Projects at Tauranga City Council, led the Behaviour Change programme for ...

05.09.23 11:23 AM - Comment(s)