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Compostable products: Ministry for the Environment position statement

Our position statement on compostable products looks at where compostable products could play a role in a circular economy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This position supports Government policy initiatives, including consultation on improving household kerbside recycling collections, the phase-out of single-use and hard-to-recycle plastics, and regulated product stewardship schemes for priority products. It is not a guidance document, but should provide helpful information about how we are thinking about the challenges and opportunities for compostable products.

Our position statement on compostable products looks at where compostable products could play a role in a circular economy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This position supports Government policy initiatives, including consultation on improving household kerbside recycling collections, the phase-out of single-use and hard-to-recycle plastics, and regulated product stewardship schemes for priority products. It is not a guidance document, but should provide helpful information about how we are thinking about the challenges and opportunities for compostable products.