Consultation on steps to ozone recovery and asbestos ban

Date:  26 August 2015

The Ministry for the Environment will commence targeted consultation on the final steps to ban two substances with known risks to both the environment and human health, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia conference in Nelson.

“The Government has proposed new regulations banning the import of new bulk hydrochlorofluorocarbons and asbestos-containing products. Already New Zealand has all but phased out these substances so the number of businesses expected to be affected is low. The Ministry for the Environment will be contacting these businesses directly about the proposed regulations and work with them on alternatives,” Dr Smith says.

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