WasteMINZ Blog

WasteMINZ is recruiting!

2020 has been a year of change for many organisations, and WasteMINZ is no different.  We are currently recruiting for two positions.  The first is for a new Communications Advisor, and the... Read More

Are you a food waster? Learn to love a list

Media release 16 November 2020 New research from the Love Food Hate Waste campaign reveals 74% of us claim to use a shopping list, but only 55% of us actually stick to... Read More

Sector Group submissions on the Ministry for the Environment consultation: Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment

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

Wecome to our newest Board members

WasteMINZ is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Board members following the AGM on 19 October 2020. They are: David Howie - General Manager Lower North Island, Waste Managment NZ... Read More

WasteMINZ AGM report 19 October 2020

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Waste Management Institute New Zealand Inc, was held at 4.30pm, 19 October 2020.  Nineteen members were present in Auckland and the meeting was also... Read More

How can we reduce construction and demolition waste?

  The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment recently completed a public consultation on: Building for Climate Change: Transforming operational efficiency and reducing... Read More

Media release: Waste industry gathers to look beyond COVID

New Zealand’s largest annual gathering of the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors takes place next week. The Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ) is holding... Read More

Anchor’s plant-based milk bottle explained

Fonterra is moving some of its Anchor milk bottle range from conventional fossil based plastics to non-biodegradable biobased plastics, which can be recycled and repurposed in the same way as... Read More

Be the Change Summit final Programme

We are excited to announce the release of the full and final programme for the WasteMINZ Be the Change Summit 2020. This year's virtual Summit features an outstanding line-up of local and... Read More

The great waste debate

The environment spokespeople from five major political parties went head-to-head on our mounting waste crisis at the first ever online election debate hosted by WasteMINZ. Waste to energy was... Read More