This consultation sets out three proposals to transform recycling in Aotearoa New Zealand:  

1 Container Return Scheme 

2 Improvements to household kerbside recycling 

3 Separation of business food waste 

These three proposals are part of a longer-term shift toward a circular economy, where packaging is made of materials that maintain their value, are easy to recycle sustainably and have a low impact on the environment. 

Consultation opened on 13 March 2022 and closed on 22 May 2022.  

Find out about the proposals 

This consultation sets out three proposals to transform recycling in Aotearoa New Zealand:  

1 Container Return Scheme 

2 Improvements to household kerbside recycling 

3 Separation of business food waste 

These three proposals are part of a longer-term shift toward a circular economy, where packaging is made of materials that maintain their value, are easy to recycle sustainably and have a low impact on the environment. 

Consultation opened on 13 March 2022 and closed on 22 May 2022.  

Find out about the proposals