Major PGF investment to help address NZ’s plastics challenges

Date:  01 July 2019

Media release from the Beehive

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest in projects to tackle waste in New Zealand, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage have announced today.

The Ministers are marking the start of plastic free July by announcing a $40 million allocation from the PGF as part of the Wellbeing Budget.

“The funding will be used to invest in projects that convert waste, including plastic waste, into materials and products useful to businesses and consumers,” Shane Jones said. Read more on the Beehive website

 

See also Investing to tackle New Zealand’s waste and plastics challenges and Guide to the Provincial Growth Fund [Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Grow Regions website].