WasteMINZ Blog

Repairing faulty electrical goods should be easier than replacement: report

Media Release 9 September 2020 A comprehensive report into ‘right to repair’ is calling for measures that encourage consumers to repair electronic goods such as mobile phones, vacuums,... Read More

New rules for outdoor tyre storage

The Government is introducing a National Environment Standard (NES) to better regulate tyres stored outdoors. The new rules will ensure that tyres are stored responsibly on sites. Cabinet... Read More

Media Release: Recycling confusion kicked to the kerb

The critical and significant Standardising kerbside collections in Aotearoa report has been released. The report was prepared by WasteMINZ and commissioned by the Ministry for the... Read More

Updated travel information and exemptions: Alert Level 3

There have been issues reported from members involved in the collection and transportation of waste, at the entry and exit borders across the Auckland Region.  These issues have resulted in... Read More

WasteMINZ Board Nominations 2020

The WasteMINZ Board is elected by our members to provide governance for WasteMINZ, as well as monitoring the organisation’s performance. The Board must also set the strategic direction, and... Read More

MfE consultation on reducing the impact of plastic on our environment – moving away from hard-to-recycle and single-use items

The Ministry for the Environment has announced a consultation on banning some problematic plastics and some single use plastic items. There are two proposals being consulted on: banning some... Read More

COVID-19 Local Government Response Unit Bulletin, 12 August 2020

The Department of Internal Affairs, LGNZ, SOLGM, NEMA and other relevant government agencies have established a Covid-19 Local Government Response Unit to canvas and work through the immediate and... Read More

New Zealand’s Alert Levels are changing at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August

11 August 2020 New Zealand's Alert Levels are changing at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August. Auckland will move to Alert Level 3, and the rest of NZ will move to Alert Level... Read More

Government investment to boost Auckland’s community recycling network

As part of a broader plan to divert waste from landfill, the Government today announced $10.67 million for new infrastructure as part of the Resource Recovery Network across the Auckland... Read More

Managing the trade in mercury and mercury-products submissions

The Ministry for the Environment released a consultation on ‘Managing the trade in mercury and mercury products:  New Zealand’s approach to ratifying the Minamata convention’ on 1... Read More