What the strategy will do

The strategy will set the direction and guide investment as we address waste and resource recovery challenges over the coming decades.

We are working on the strategy with:

  • Māori
  • the waste sector
  • industry
  • waste producers
  • local government
  • other interested parties.

The strategy will be supported by work to strengthen and update waste-related legislation, including the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 and Litter Act 1979.

Steps taken

  • A rōpū of Maori experts has been set up to guide the kaupapa according to mātauranga Māori.
  • A sector advisory group has also been set up. It includes waste professionals from across business, academia, non-government organisations and local government.
  • MfE have begun developing a draft strategy in conjunction with relevant stakeholders including the above groups.

Next steps

Public consultation on a draft strategy will be held in the second half of 2021.