Media Release: NZPSC welcomes Minister’s announcement that beverage container return scheme is underway
The New Zealand Product Stewardship Council (NZPSC) welcomes Minister Eugenie Sage’s announcement this morning that work has started to design a container return scheme (CRS) for New Zealand, following an application from Auckland Council and Marlborough District Council earlier this year. “Alongside community groups and many in the zero waste
This morning, the Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, announced that the Government will consult on a proposal to regulate certain problematic waste streams. This is one of the most significant steps forward in New Zealand’s waste policy in over a decade. The consultation will consider whether the Associate
Yesterday morning, Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage, announced that the Government will allocate $40 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to recycling projects and infrastructure in the regions. The Minister explained that with China shutting its doors to the world’s recyclable waste, New Zealand can no longer continue
The New Zealand Product Stewardship Council (NZPSC) is concerned about moves to incorporate plastic packaging waste in roading asphalt, following the New Plymouth District Council’s announcement in June 2019 that it has used 500kg of the district’s stockpiled plastic waste to resurface part of Liardet St using an asphalt called
New Zealand Product Stewardship Council releases Happy Returns – a new report on a mandatory Container Deposit Scheme for New Zealand
We are pleased to release our latest report Happy Returns: A proposed model for a Container Deposit Scheme for New Zealand. This new report explains how bottle deposits could be brought back to New Zealand to deal with the country’s beverage container waste, using an evidence-based model that draws on
(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 (NZPSC). This submission utilises the PCE’s 2006 ‘Changing Behaviour: Economic Instruments and the Management of Waste’ report, as a rubric for both, examining New Zealand’s poor performance around waste management and
UK: Impacts of a Deposit Refund System for One-way Beverage Packaging on Local Authority Waste Services
A UK study designed to answer the question: ‘What would be the impacts of the introduction of a deposit refund system for oneway beverage packaging on local authority waste services in England?’ shows councils would benefit from the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS). It finds that, while it
The New Zealand Product Stewardship Council (NZPSC) supports the recent call by the eDay Trust to introduce an e-waste product stewardship scheme for New Zealand. “Electronic waste has been a growing problem for New Zealand, and unlike most western countries, we have basically ignored it” says Sandra Murray, co-ordinator for
G20 Action Plan on Marine Litter recommends the introduction of product stewardship and Bottle Deposits!
G20 Action Plan on Marine Litter recommends the introduction of EPR (we call it product stewardship in NZ) and Bottle Deposits! Last month, the Group of Twenty – or G20 as it is popularly known – met in Hamburg, Germany to agree on an action plan to tackle the growing