A container return scheme (CRS) will soon be introduced in New Zealand, with Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, announcing that work is underway to create a fit-for-purpose scheme.
The New Zealand government and 16 regional councils are leading a project that will identify the risks associated with current and closed landfills in the country.
A Keep New Zealand Beautiful National Litter Audit, for 2019, estimates that more than 3.6 billion pieces of plastic are being littered in New Zealand.
The New Zealand government has proposed regulated product stewardship schemes, rather than voluntary programs, to reduce plastic waste and to divert waste from landfill.
New Zealand’s Associate Environment Minister, Eugenie Sage, has announced the government is investing in a new plant to create New Zealand’s first 100 per cent recycled plastic food packaging range as part of the wider plan to tackle the plastic pollution challenge.
The New Zealand government has announced a $40 million allocation to the waste sector through its Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) as part of its Wellbeing Budget.
In mid-February, the Bioenergy Association and Bioenergy Australia jointly hosted a webinar where ADI Systems Asia Pacific’s Alzbeta Bouskova explored alternative disposal solutions for DAF sludge.
ADI is a specialist in wastewater treatment and waste to energy systems, with offices in New Zealand, Canada, and Brazil.
Bouskova told attendees that DAF is by far, ahead in the game when it comes to removing solids from wastewater and that it is a “great technology for what it is designed for”. Read more
The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) – the peak body that advises local, state and federal governments on best practice engineering – has released the long-awaited Model LED Lighting Specification and its companion, the Model Public Lighting Controls Specification.
IPWEA CEO Robert Fuller believes the Model Specifications will remove the uncertainty around street lighting procurement, which has resulted in impediments, inefficiencies and cost overruns from poorly drafted and often technically inconsistent specifications.
“These new specifications will be a ‘game-changer’ for accelerating the rollout of LED lighting and smart controls across Australia and New Zealand, helping parties successfully navigate the maze of new lighting technology,” Fuller said. Read more