Read questions and answers about our draft advice for waste

Waste: what are your key recommendations?

Aotearoa needs to fundamentally change the way it deals with and thinks about waste. A transformation to this sector will not only reduce emissions but move us from a throw away culture to one that values our resources.

Our key recommendations are:

  • Creating a circular, self-sustaining economy will reduce Aotearoa’s waste emissions and cut biogenic methane emissions. Strengthened product stewardship and a commitment to resource recovery and reuse must be part of this approach.
  • Capturing methane from any remaining waste that makes it to landfill will further emissions reduction.

Read more in our draft advice report.