How industry argues that single-use plastics are ‘better’ for the environment

BFF zero waste expert Hannah Blumhardt recently co-authored this article in The Conversation, highlighting how industry is pushing back on proposals to phase out single-use plastics, citing life-cycle assessments. But as Hannah and her co-authors argue, this is based on an application of a LCA that does not take into account the full impact ofContinue reading “How industry argues that single-use plastics are ‘better’ for the environment”

Our growing waste problem — is product stewardship the answer?

The Government’s recent announcement declaring six “priority products” (plastic packaging, tyres, electronic waste, agrichemicals and their containers, refrigerants, and farm plastics) will kick-start a long awaited move towards regulated product stewardship in New Zealand. The policy has the potential to reduce waste and increase job opportunities. According to Green MP, Eugenie Sage, “Regulated product stewardshipContinue reading “Our growing waste problem — is product stewardship the answer?”