Rethinking plastics press gallery
Check out media coverage of our #RethinkPlastics project.
Video: Jason Oxenham/NZ Herald.
Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy outlined the Government's plans, which includes a commitment to implementing the PMCSA's 'Rethinking plastics' recommendations.
A Newsroom article on the surge in waste and single-use plastics generated by the COVID-19 pandemic features commentary from Rachel.
Senior research and policy analyst Dr Rachel Chiaroni-Clarke was interviewed for this article on recycling plastic in The Spinoff.
The Government has released its formal response to the PMCSA 'Rethinking plastics' report.
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.
Juliet was interviewed on RNZ Summer Times on 15 January 2020 about plastic recycling and rethinking Aotearoa New Zealand’s waste and recycling infrastructure.
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.
Climate activist and columnist Mia Sutherland writes about Aotearoa New Zealand's need for onshore recycling facilities, referencing the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
A press release from the Agrecovery Foundation highlights increases in rural recycling rates but also notes an urgent need for more local recycling solutions.
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.
On Morning Report, RNZ political reporter Charlie Dreaver speaks to Juliet about the recommendations in the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
WasteMINZ says there is a need for a consistent and national approach to dealing with plastic and reducing single use plastic.
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, the industry association representing New Zealand's plastic manufacturers and resin suppliers, welcomes the release of the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
RNZ's 'The Detail' podcast chats to science journalist Eloise Gibson about the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
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.
Meat trays, takeaway cups, and fruit stickers are next in line for the Government's expanding plastics ban.
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, 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.
Political reporter Jason Walls explores the Prime Minister's, and wider government's, responses to the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
Newstalk ZB's Sunday Panel discusses the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
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.
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.
The Otago Daily Times reports on the 'Rethinking plastics in Aotearoa' report released by the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor.
The Government will phase out more single-use plastics, following the release of a report on finding better ways to deal with waste.
The Spinoff's deputy editor Catherine McGregor outlines what you need to know about the 'Rethinking plastics' report.
WasteMINZ asked Rachel to explain what the findings meant for the future of waste data in Aotearoa New Zealand, for their industry magazine Revolve.
Juliet talked to Brian Crump of RNZ about the work of our #RethinkPlastic panel.