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