We produce more waste per capita than any other country in the OECD. Because we don't recycle.
Most of what you put in your curbside recycling still ends up in the landfill. We do not have the right equipment or processing plants, and other countries have stopped taking our waste.
Our cities need to move away from their reliance on other countries. As a nation, we should be able to process our own waste.
Integrity New Zealand is calling for a Commissioner For Waste to control and manage this sector.
The Commissioner will be in charge of ensuring Councils and Businesses are doing all they can to minimise our waste to landfill. Ensuring we are meeting our Product Stewardship requirements under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.
We want to see the construction of recycling plants in Aotearoa to take our waste and create new reusable products. Transforming our plastic waste into something we can use.
Let's stop hiding our recycling in a landfill or shipping it abroad, and let’s get this problem sorted. Kiwis made this waste, and Kiwi ingenuity can help us solve the problem.