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.
WasteMINZ, the largest representative body of Aotearoa New Zealand's waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors, has released a document outlining the key issues for the sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand, the work and advocacy WasteMINZ members have undertaken to address these issues, and recommendations on what actions need to be taken by the Government.
“There are complex issues in our country’s waste, resource recovery and contaminated land management sectors,” Nic says.
“The release of the Waste Strategy earlier this year, provided our members with assurance that waste was being treated as a matter of national significance, and that our services and the associated infrastructure are classified as essential.
“We look forward to working with the new government to ensure that these issues are prioritised.”
The document outlines the eight goals set out by Te rautaki para| Waste strategy, and highlights the key actions that WasteMINZ members want to see taken to ensure progress towards a low-emissions circular economy.