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Voluntary glass recycling programme reaches seven year milestone

The Glass Packaging Forum and its glass recycling programme has been  celebrated in Auckland by Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson. Mr Simpson visited O-I Glass in Penrose to tour the...


Government releases review of waste disposal levy

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has released a review into the waste disposal levy. The review makes three specific recommendations to support targeted investment in areas that will...


Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste

Scion is to investigate the feasibility of remediating treated timber with government funding of $163,000, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a...


Predator-free Eastbourne supported

The Government has granted a Wellington community group nearly $35,000 to help it deal with predators, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today....


Point England housing Bill passed

The passage of the Point England Development Enabling Bill through Parliament this evening will benefit Auckland with additional housing, help resolve Ngāti Paoa’s Treaty claim and improve the local environment...


Government supports Z Energy recycling

Z Energy are installing new forecourt recycling facilities at 117 of their retail sites with a grant of $218,000 from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund. Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson...


New Zealand's Ocean conference commitments

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand has made clear our long-term commitment to protecting, conserving and sustainably using oceans and marine resources at the United Nations Ocean Conference...


$260,000 for nationwide litter review

An independent review of public litter and littering interventions in New Zealand will be undertaken by the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today....


Major new litter initiative announced

A major new campaign to stop people littering was announced by Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson today. “Litter is a risk to New Zealand’s clean green brand and...


Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon

A highly successful Hawke’s Bay stream restoration project has taken out the top prize at the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards, announced tonight by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate...