Rethinking plastics press gallery
Check out media coverage of our #RethinkPlastics project.
Video: Jason Oxenham/NZ Herald.
Rethinking plastics report features in Speech from the Throne
Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy outlined the Government's plans, which includes a commitment to implementing the PMCSA's 'Rethinking plastics' recommendations.
A rubbish story: COVID waste worries
A Newsroom article on the surge in waste and single-use plastics generated by the COVID-19 pandemic features commentary from Rachel.
Closing the recycling loop, one plastic bottle at a time
Senior research and policy analyst Dr Rachel Chiaroni-Clarke was interviewed for this article on recycling plastic in The Spinoff.
Government responds to the ‘Rethinking plastics’ report
The Government has released its formal response to the PMCSA 'Rethinking plastics' report.
Tackling plastic waste: Chief Science Advisor calls for more data and standardisation
The PMCSA takes a look back at the Rethinking plastics report – and where we're at with implementing sustainability solutions in Aotearoa New Zealand – in this interview with standards organisation GS1 New Zealand.
Call for national plastic recycling strategy
Juliet was interviewed on RNZ Summer Times on 15 January 2020 about plastic recycling and rethinking Aotearoa New Zealand’s waste and recycling infrastructure.
New Zealand could be waiting until 2030 for onshore recycling facilities
Environment reporter Amber-Leigh Woolf explores Aotearoa New Zealand's recycling issues in an article for Stuff with commentary from the 'Rethinking plastics' report and Juliet.
Wasted opportunity: Why NZ needs to build its own recycling plants
Climate activist and columnist Mia Sutherland writes about Aotearoa New Zealand's need for onshore recycling facilities, referencing the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
Rural recycling rates soar, but more solutions needed
A press release from the Agrecovery Foundation highlights increases in rural recycling rates but also notes an urgent need for more local recycling solutions.
Eugenie Sage on plastic phase out plan
The government says it will phase out more single-use plastics like polystyrene meat trays, takeaway cups and containers, after a new report on plastic waste from the Chief Science Advisor.
Chief Science Advisor recommends plan to phase out plastic
On Morning Report, RNZ political reporter Charlie Dreaver speaks to Juliet about the recommendations in the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
Reducing single use plastic needs consistent, national approach – WasteMINZ
WasteMINZ says there is a need for a consistent and national approach to dealing with plastic and reducing single use plastic.
Sequins in our seafood: NZ’s plastic problem revealed
Environment and science editor Eloise Gibson writes about the 'Rethinking plastics' vision: "a future with much less plastic, where all of what we use is recycled or dealt with responsibly in New Zealand."
Plastics NZ to ‘Make Best Practice Standard Practice’
Plastics NZ, the industry association representing New Zealand's plastic manufacturers and resin suppliers, welcomes the release of the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
Rethinking Plastic – from sequins to stickers
RNZ's 'The Detail' podcast chats to science journalist Eloise Gibson about the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand
In light of increasing public concern over the harmful effects of plastic pollution, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Juliet Gerrard, is presenting the Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa New Zealand report to the Prime Minister on Sunday 8th December.
Prime Minister aims new plastics ban at meat trays and takeaway cups
Meat trays, takeaway cups, and fruit stickers are next in line for the Government's expanding plastics ban.
Polystyrene food containers next targets in the war on plastic
Polystyrene meat trays, cups and takeaway food containers are the next targets in the battle to phase out single-use plastics, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.
WasteMINZ Press Release Rethinking Plastics in Aotearoa NZ
WasteMINZ, NZ’s largest representative body of the waste minimisation, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors, is pleased to see the report articulating a national focus on many of the challenges and solutions that its members have been debating and creating in recent years.
‘There is more to do’ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reveals next steps in fight against plastics
Political reporter Jason Walls explores the Prime Minister's, and wider government's, responses to the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
Sunday Panel: Will latest plastic ban make a difference?
Newstalk ZB's Sunday Panel discusses the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
Plastic use in NZ by 2030: Ecotourism, reusables and refunds for plastic
Stuff environment reporter Amber-Leigh Woolf reports on the 'Rethinking plastics' report, which says big changes are needed to put a lid on the problem.
Government targets polystyrene meat trays, takeaway containers in bid to cut waste
The government says it will phase out more single-use plastics after welcoming a report on dealing with plastic waste that was presented to the Prime Minister.
Polystyrene next target in war on plastic
The Otago Daily Times reports on the 'Rethinking plastics in Aotearoa' report released by the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor.
Government to phase out more single-use plastics in favour of recyclable materials
The Government will phase out more single-use plastics, following the release of a report on finding better ways to deal with waste.
Cheat Sheet: A chance for NZ to lead the world in cutting back on plastic
The Spinoff's deputy editor Catherine McGregor outlines what you need to know about the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
Waste data: An outsider’s perspective
WasteMINZ asked Rachel to explain what the findings meant for the future of waste data in Aotearoa New Zealand, for their industry magazine Revolve.
Following the recycling bag
Juliet talked to Brian Crump of RNZ about the work of our #RethinkPlastic panel.