WasteMINZ Study Tour 2020


The Study Tour is one of the highlights of the WasteMINZ calendar. It’s an opportunity for members to gather together in curiosity and cameraderie, visiting other members’s facilities and seeing first hand the type of work that happens right across the waste minimisation and management spectrum. 

The theme of this year’s tour is ‘Innovations and improvements – looking at rubbish as a resource’. The tour will track across the lower half of New Zealand’s North Island, taking in many organisations delivering both new and traditional solutions to the country’s waste and recycling challenges, from forestry and fibre to packaging and re-purposing of e-waste. 

We’ll meet at Napier airport at 10am on Monday 4 May and leave from Wellington airport at 2.30pm on Wednesday 6 May, with a packed itinerary that includes afternoon tea at Flight Plastics and dinner with some of our colleagues from the Ministry of the Environment. 

The member-only price of $995 +GST includes all transport, accommodation and daytime meals from arriving in Napier to departing from Wellington. Places are limited, so click below to register and save your spot! 


A whistle-stop tour of New Zealand companies working on ‘Innovations and Improvements; looking at rubbish as a resource’. Three days, two nights, endless opportunities to network and learn.

Monday 4 May 2020

Pick up from Napier Hasting Airport at 10am

Pan Pacific Forestry Waste 161 State Highway 2, Whirinaki, Napier 4182

Napier Water Treatment Plant, 55 Waitangi Road, Awatoto, Napier

BioRich, 201 Waitangi Road, Awatoto, Napier

Hawk Packaging 82/70 Whakatu Road, Whakatu

Alto Plastics 1444 Railway Road Paki Paki

Motor Lodge, 197 High Street, Dannevirke followed by dinner

Tuesday 4 May 2020

Budget Plastics, Valour Drive, Milston, Palmerston North

Blended Fuel Solutions Foxton

Lunch in Otaki

Oji Fibre Solution, 8 Barnes Street, Seaview

Cup of tea and coffee at Flight Plastics 75 Wainui Road, Lower Hutt

Evening, Wellington hotel, dinner with MfE


Wednesday 6 May 2020

Remarkit Solutions and E-Waste Services, 26 Waiu Street, Wainuiomata

Earthlink, 35 Peterkin Street

The Tip Shop – Southern Landfill Brooklyn, Happy Valley Road

2.15pm Wellington Domestic Airport