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Waste legislation reform

The government has announced fundamental changes to the way we make, use, recycle and dispose of things, ushering in a new era for Aotearoa New Zealand’s waste system. 

The initiatives are:  

  • a new waste strategy to set New Zealand’s direction on waste for the next three decades  
  • new and more comprehensive waste legislation 
  • improved household recycling and food scrap collections, making it easier for people to recycle and divert food scraps from landfills. 

The new waste strategy commits to New Zealand becoming a low-emissions, low-waste circular economy by 2050. A circular economy means we keep resources in use for as long as possible.

More information here.