Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand

Kia ora koutou We are excited and delighted to launch our major report – Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand – today.  Our panel set out with a bold and broad scope to find ways to reduce the size of the plastic shadow that is cast by modern life....

Rachel reports on waste data

Following part 1 of our Rethinking Plastics report, where we looked at available data to quantify Aotearoa New Zealand’s plastic problem, WasteMINZ asked Rachel to explain what the findings meant for the future of waste data in Aotearoa New Zealand, for their...

A quick update

Kia ora koutou, It has been a very busy month in our Office, with lots of activity on our various work streams, and some rapid reprioritisation to assist in collating an evidence base for those supporting recovery in Christchurch.  The Chief Science Advisor Forum has...

#rethinkplastic resources

Resource Portal for Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand Below are some resources for the #rethinkplastic project. This page is growing as our project continues. If you have or know of a resource that would be great to include here, please share it with us at...

Reflections on #rethinkplastic

This month we are kicking off our work on rethinking plastic. This happens to coincide with the release of the Colmar Brunton Better Futures 2018 report that cites 72% of New Zealanders have plastic as a top concern. With millions of plastic bags used *per minute*...