In July 2013 WasteMINZ applied to the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) to develop a national waste data framework. The application was made with the support of a wide cross-section of the waste industry, including central, regional and local government, and the private sector.
On 30 July 2014 Environment Minister Amy Adams announced that she had approved a $97,500 grant from the Waste Minimisation Fund for the development of a national waste data framework and that WasteMINZ would lead the project.
This project is now complete, please find all of the milestone reports at the bottom of this page.
The total cost of the project was $160,000. $97,500 of this came from the government’s Waste Minimisation Fund, and the remaining $62,500 came from WasteMINZ and our local government partners, as follows:
The development of the national waste data framework has taken the following form:
The first stage of the framework has established the following:
The project was led and managed by WasteMINZ with support from technical advisers. The key people were as follows:
Technical advice and framework development:
Milestone One: Complete
Milestone Two: Complete
Milestone Three: Complete
Milestone Four: Complete
Now that the WMF project to develop the first stage of the framework is complete, we move into the equally important implementation phase. The framework will only be successful if it is widely adopted and correctly applied.
The implementation report clearly sets out a range of options to move the framework forwards.
One of the initial actions identified in the Framework implementation plan was for WasteMINZ to form a Waste Data Working Group.
The first meeting of the Group was held on 16 May 2016. One of the action points of the meeting was to “Identify potential standard reporting indicators”. The identification of standard reporting indicators had been included in the Framework implementation plan as a potential work element that could be undertaken by the Waste Data Working Group.
This document presents a set of reporting indicators that are recommended for use in conjunction with the Framework protocols. Given the central role of TAs in implementing the Framework, the reporting indicators cover the waste streams and services that are of greatest significance to TAs’ involvement in waste management.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Paul Evans. We welcome your input.