Paul Evans

AuthorPaul Evans

Paul Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of the Waste Management Institute New Zealand (WasteMINZ). WasteMINZ is the representative body of the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors in New Zealand. We are the authoritative voice in our sector and seek to achieve ongoing and positive development through strengthening relationships, facilitating collaboration, knowledge sharing and championing the implementation of good practice.

Wasteminz – Govt. Action Needed to Avert Waste Crises

The New Zealand recycling sector is in crises. Today the Rebooting Recycling discussion paper calls on Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage to take urgent action to find solutions and create a circular economy in Aotearoa. The paper outlines a range of both short and long-term actions the Government should consider. Why do we have a recycling crisis? The market for recycled materials has...

Waste Must Play a Greater Role in Net Zero New Zealand

When it comes to climate change and mitigating greenhouse gases, if you look at things superficially, the waste sector doesn’t play a huge part. Waste only accounts for around 5 per cent of New Zealand’s emissions, and we are the only sector to have reduced emissions in recent times. Some might look at those figures and say job done. Let’s instead focus on the bigger fish, like agriculture and...

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