Detailed submission - Transforming recycling

Closed 22 May 2022

Opened 13 Mar 2022

Overview

Too much rubbish is ending up in landfills and our environment.

We sought views on proposals to transform recycling in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The consultation closed on 22 May 2022.

The three proposals are:

Read the full consultation document [PDF, 3MB]

Further information on the proposals

What happens next

This consultation closed on the 22nd of May 2022.

Officials are analysing submissions. We received over 6,000 submissions from stakeholders including the general public, councils, NGOs, businesses and the beverage industry. 

The summary of submissions is likely to be published later this year. It will include how many submissions were received for each proposal. The expected timing of Cabinet decisions is late 2022. 

If you have any queries please contact transformingrecycling@mfe.govt.nz.