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  • Cover of advice for exporters of recyclable material information sheet
    December 2020
    This information sheet provides high level advice to exporters of waste. Read more
  • Cover of waste to energy guide
    August 2020
    This factsheet gives an overview of the different types of waste to energy (WtE) technologies and aspects of the New Zealand context that may be relevant when considering WtE proposals. Read more
  • Cover of He kura koiora i hokia: A proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity summary for iwi/Māori
    January 2020
    This document provides information for iwi/ Māori about the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity. Read more
  • Cover of our marine environment 2019 summary
    October 2019
    A six-page summary of our report, Our marine environment 2019, examining the most pressing issues in our oceans, seas, harbours, and coastlines.  Read more
  • cover of environmental reporting factsheet
    July 2019
    This environmental reporting factsheet is one of 12 factsheets produced for the Environment Committee’s 2019/20 Estimates examination of Vote Environment.    Read more
  • factsheet cover alternatives to single use bags
    May 2019
    This fact sheet provides information on available alternative options to single-use plastic shopping bags.  Read more
  • factsheet cover answering customers
    May 2019
    This fact sheet provides suggested responses to help business and retail staff answer questions that they may get from their customers on the single-use plastic shopping bag ban.  Read more
  • Factsheet cover environmental pros and cons
    May 2019
    This fact sheet provides high-level information assessing the environmental pros and cons on a variety of alternative options to single-use plastic shopping bags. Read more
  • Factsheet cover questions to ask
    May 2019
    This fact sheet provides a list of questions for business to consider when ordering bag stock from a supplier.  Read more
  • Factsheet cover single use plastic bags
    May 2019
    This factsheet has information for businesses on the on the Waste Minimisation (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulations 2018 which take effect in New Zealand on 1 July 2019. Read more
  • Colour poster for single use shopping bag phase out
    May 2019
    This A4 colour poster is for retailers to let their customers know about the phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags.  Read more
  • A4 plastic bag poster in black and white
    May 2019
    This A4 black and white poster is for retailers to let their customers know they support the phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags. Read more
  • Colour poster for single use shopping bag phase out
    May 2019
    This A3 colour poster is for retailers to let their customers know about the phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags. Read more
  • A4 plastic bag poster in black and white
    May 2019
    This A3 black and white poster is so retailers can let their customers about the phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags. Read more
  • Cover of New Zealand's land at a glance
    April 2018
    This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s land. It presents key findings from Our land 2018. Read more
  • Cover of Information for managers of accredited product stewardship schemes
    February 2016
    This information sheet for product stewardship managers provides information on their responsibilities and the processes that need to be followed once a scheme has been accredited. Read more
  • image of New Zealand's environment at a glance infographic
    October 2015
    This infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s environment. It presents key findings from ‘Environment Aotearoa 2015’ in a graphic for use online or as a printed poster. Read more
  • Cover of the Waste Minimisation Fund leaflet
    February 2015
    Information about the Waste Minimisation Fund. Read more
  • Cover of Waste Minimisation Fund project compliance review information sheet
    February 2014
    This information sheet provides information about Waste Minimisation Fund compliance reviews. It explains what compliance reviews are, why and how we conduct them, and what the potential outcomes of a review are. Read more
  • cover of Compliance reviews of disposal facility operators information sheet
    February 2014
    This information sheet provides information about Waste Minimisation Fund compliance reviews of disposal facility operators. It explains what compliance reviews are, why and how we conduct them including how we select disposal facility operators to be reviewed, and what the potential outcomes of a review are. Read more
  • cover of Waste levy expenditure compliance reviews of territorial authorities information sheet
    February 2014
    This information sheet provides information about Waste Minimisation Fund compliance reviews of territorial authorities. It explains what compliance reviews are, why and how we conduct them including how we select territorial authorities to be reviewed, and what the potential outcomes of a review are. Read more
  • cover for managing waste that may contain brominated flame retardants
    October 2013
    This document provides guidance on how to manage waste streams or end-of-life products that may contain brominated flame retardants. It includes a decision tree to help exporters decide whether they must apply to the Environmental Protection Authority for an export permit. Read more
  • Waste disposal levy audits cover
    October 2013
    This fact sheet provides information about waste disposal levy audits. It explains what audits are, why they are conducted, how they are carried out, and how you can prepare for an audit. Read more
  • Waste levy expenditure audits cover
    October 2013
    This fact sheet provides information about waste levy expenditure audits. It explains what audits are, why they are conducted, how they are carried out, and how you can prepare for an audit. Read more
  • Fact sheet: Waste Minimisation Fund expenditure audits
    October 2013
    This fact sheet provides information about Waste Minimisation Fund expenditure audits. It explains what audits are, why they are conducted, how they are carried out, and how you can prepare for an audit. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2013
    The latest indicator update providing information on some of the values associated with New Zealand’s fresh and marine waters, measuring recreational water quality. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2013
    The latest indicator update providing information on the biophysical condition of New Zealand's rivers. Read more
  • MFE publication cover.
    July 2011
    This environment snapshot has been superseded by the October 2012 Recreational water quality in New Zealand indicator update and the 2013 Suitability for swimming indicator update. Read more
  • This information sheet is for anyone developing or operating a product stewardship scheme
    March 2011
    This information sheet is for anyone developing or operating a product stewardship scheme. It explains why evaluating your scheme's success is important and gives tips for setting objectives and targets. Read more
  • Our water: Groundwater  Quality
    November 2009
    This information sheet presents the key findings from data collected from over 900 groundwater sites throughout New Zealand between 1995 and 2008. Read more
  • Our rivers and beaches recreational water quality Cover
    September 2009
    As part of its National Environmental Reporting Programme, the Ministry for the Environment has compiled monitoring results for recreational water quality for six summers (2003 to 2009). Read more
  • Our Rivers: Trends in algal cover
    September 2009
    As part of its National Environmental Reporting Programme, the Ministry for the Environment reports on periphyton (algae) in rivers. Read more
  • trends-in-fish-communities
    September 2009
    As part of its National Environmental Reporting Programme, the Ministry for the Environment reports on the health of fish communities in our rivers. This is the first time this data has been analysed and reported at a national level. Read more
  • Our rivers trends in water quality Cover
    September 2009
    As part of its National Environmental Reporting Programme, the Ministry for the Environment regularly reports on water quality in our rivers. Read more
  • enz07-air-info-sheet-jun08
    Air
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-biodiversity-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-energy-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • Environment New Zealand 2007: Land
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-atmosphere-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-freshwater-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-household-consumption-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-transport-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • enz07-waste-info-sheet-jun08
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more
  • Oceans
    June 2008
    This is one in a series of information sheets providing a snapshot of the data in Environment New Zealand 2007, the second national-level state of NZ’s environment report. Each information sheet also provides tips about what you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Read more