A binding global agreement needed to address the lifecycle of plastic – new article and upcoming webinar

The New Zealand Product Stewardship Council fully supports recent calls for a binding global agreement on plastic pollution, joining a growing list of government and non-government actors. A recent article published in Science co-authored by co-founder of the NZPSC, Dr. Trisia Farrelly, asserts that a global agreement needs to be designed with three Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

(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 Read more…