whale tail
Plastic microbeads have gained global attention as we become aware of the damage these pervasive small grains of plastic cause when released into the environment. Public consultation on banning microbeads in Aotearoa is now open. Have your say!

Features

The Government is seeking views on its proposed ban on the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products in New Zealand.

Find out about the proposal and how to have your say

Together with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment we recently hosted a symposium to launch the implementation programme for the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

 

 

Read about the event and view the presentations

Photo of people sitting on jetty

To mark three decades we are sharing a snapshot of who we are – highlights from our past, stories from some of the many people we work with every day and our goals for the future.

 

Read our stories

Subscribe to Ministry for the Environment updates