E waste product stewardship long overdue

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

Cheap rubbish puts recycling out of business

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of reusable and recyclable materials are going to landfill each year in NZ because waste disposal is the cheapest option. This includes electronic waste, plastic film, beverage containers and construction waste. A new report by Eunomia has proposed raising NZ’s landfill levy from the current