This section outlines the Government’s strategic direction for waste management and minimisation in New Zealand. It also describes how the Ministry for the Environment supports waste minimisation initiatives under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 and other relevant legislation.
Waste strategy and legislation
In this section
About the waste strategy's approach and goals and how it impacts local government, businesses and communities.
An overview of the legislation and international agreements that provide the legal framework for the New Zealand waste sector.
How the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 encourages waste reduction, and links to information about provisions of the Act, including the Waste Minimisation Fund, Waste Advisory Board and product stewardship.
Describes our role in managing waste in New Zealand.