Govt’s Product Stewardship announcement a turning point in waste policy

The New Zealand Product Stewardship Council is delighted by the Government’s decision to declare tyres, electronic waste, plastic packaging, agrichemicals and their containers and refrigerants “priority products”. “Today’s announcement represents a real turning point in how New Zealand manages the products that move through our economy” says Hannah Blumhardt, Coordinator of

(Un) Changing Behaviour: (New Zealand’s delay & dysfunction in utilising) Economic Instruments in the Management of Waste? – An Open Submission to the New Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE).

The following open submission to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) has been developed by the New Zealand Product Stewardship Council[1] (NZPSC). This submission utilises the PCE’s 2006 ‘Changing Behaviour: Economic Instruments and the Management of Waste’ report[2], as a rubric for both, examining New Zealand’s poor performance around waste management and