What we are doing to reduce plastic waste across Aotearoa New Zealand includes:
- phasing out certain hard-to-recycle and single-use plastics
- improving household recycling
- supporting projects that minimise plastic waste and its harm on the environment see the Plastics Innovation Fund.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), heads of state, prime ministers, ministers, VIPs and organisations from around the world join forces to mark World Environment Day.
Every year, a different host city is nominated, allowing various countries to showcase the positive things being done nationally, regionally and internationally to promote sustainable practices and reduce the impacts of climate change.
Aotearoa New Zealand hosted World Environment Day in 2008 in partnership with the UNEP. While Wellington was the host city, World Environment Day was celebrated actively throughout New Zealand to promote the 2008 ‘Kick the Carbon Habit’ theme.