Last week, Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy delivered a speech outlining the Government’s plans for the next three years.

The ‘Speech from the Throne’ noted the Government’s plans to implement recommendations from the Rethinking plastics report:

The Government will implement the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor by phasing out hard to recycle single-use plastic items and supporting the development of alternatives through a Plastics Innovation Fund.

Read a transcript of the full speech from Dame Patsy here

Explore our Rethinking plastics report here

Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of Aotearoa New Zealand, delivers the speech from the throne

Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor General. Image: Robert Kitchin/Stuff.