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From the Ministry for the Environment website:
Following the successful plastic shopping bag ban, the Government is proposing to phase-out more single-use and hard-to-recycle plastic items.
The four month public consultation process ends on 4 December.
Seven single-use items have been identified for proposed phase-out, as they provide problems to New Zealand’s waste management system, or end up as litter.
The proposed products are:
- single-use plastic bags
- tableware (e.g. plastic plates, bowls, cutlery)
- non-compostable produce stickers
- drink stirrers
- some single-use cups and lids
- plastic cotton buds
- plastic straws.
Learn more about the proposed plastic phase-outs:
Making a submission is easy:
- Online (substantial submission or short version)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: to Plastics Consultation, Ministry for the Environment, PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143
Submissions close* 5pm on Friday, 4 December 2020
* The public consultation began on 12 August, and was extended by a month following Auckland Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Other brilliant resources include this article from Scoop
And this Joint-Submission-of-Zero-Waste-Community-on-Govt-Plastic-Ban-Proposal which is an impressive joint submission by the Zero Waste Community on the government’s Plastic Ban Proposal.