WasteMINZ Blog

Climate Change Commission ambitious on waste

The Climate Change Commission has delivered its first advice to the Government, and has clearly listened to many of our industry's concerns.  It has boosted its target to reduce biogenic methane... Read More

NZ and Australian PMs work together on waste

Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison met recently in Queenstown, and reached agreement on several issues, including issues related to the circular economy. Their joint statement included the... Read More

New regulations for storing tyres outdoors

New regulations for storing tyres outdoors have been passed into law, and will come into effect on 20 August 2021. "These regulations provide consistent rules across the country and give regional... Read More

Infrastructure Commission calls for feedback on strategy

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has published its proposed direction for a 30-year Infrastructure Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand.  The document includes strategies for... Read More

Waste levy scheme to come into force on 13 May

The Government has now gazetted regulations to increase and expand the national waste disposal levy and reduce the increasing amount of rubbish ending up in New Zealand’s landfills, from 1 July... Read More

New report shows impact of demands on land

A new environmental report by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the... Read More

Government backs waste tyre initiative

A manufacturing plant upgrade that uses waste tyres as fuel will have a big impact on one of New Zealand’s waste problems. Environment Minister David Parker this week officially... Read More

Govt invests $20.5m to reduce waste going to landfill

Thousands of households in Tauranga City will get waste collection bins for recycling, garden waste, food scraps and rubbish following a $20.5 million Government investment in reducing waste in... Read More

Govt confirms timeline for changes to waste levy

The Government has confirmed its proposals originally announced in July last year regarding the waste levy increase and expansion. This means that from 1 July 2021, the waste levy will increase... Read More

Media release: Update on clopyralid

We have noticed increasing interest and discussion, both locally and internationally, about clopyralid — a herbicide used to control broadleaf weeds in turf and lawns. Clopyralid can only be... Read More