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RE: Re: New Zealand 1st to Adopt Zero Waste
- Subject: RE: Re: New Zealand 1st to Adopt Zero Waste
- From: "MacCormac, Deborah" <Deborah.MacCormac@dep.state.fl.us>
- Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 13:16:02 -0500
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- Thread-Topic: Re: New Zealand 1st to Adopt Zero Waste
According to their Executive Summary their strategy is aimed at "waste
minimisation with specific targets for organic, special and construction
/demolition wastes as well as hazardous wastes targeting in particular
contaminated sites, organochlorines and trade wastes".
D. MacCormac - FDEP- P2 - Orlando,Florida
From: Robert Pojasek [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Mon 11-Mar-02 12:22 PM
Subject: Fwd: Re: New Zealand 1st to Adopt Zero Waste
It is my understanding that the New Zealand program, like the one in
Australia, is aimed at solid waste reduction, not hazardous waste reduction.
And it keeps solid wastes from going into the landfill with much emphasis on
recycling, although some source reduction is worked in. The problem with
these programs often lies in the recyclers, who think you are trying to
eliminate their jobs when you reduce the volume of waste they are recycling.
Take a look at the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of
1984. In it, Congress established a goal of eliminating the production of
hazardous waste as well as a hierarchy of how what HW is produced is managed!
Ralph E. Cooper, Ph.D.
Subject: Fwd: New Zealand 1st to Adopt Zero Waste
Apologies for Cross-Postings
From: "Sunshine Yates"
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 09:47:03 +1300
NEW ZEALAND FIRST COUNTRY TO ADOPT ZERO WASTE
On March 1st New Zealand became the first country in
the world to adopt a
national vision of zero waste. The new strategy,
subtitled - 'Towards zero
waste and a sustainable New Zealand' recognises the
groundswell of public support that has grown for the adoption of Zero Waste
as a national goal over the last few years. With nearly 50% of councils
committed to zero
waste and numerous community groups, businesses and
schools working in their communities to achieve it, the grassroots message to
Government was quite clear. The strategy document doesn't say how we'll reach
zero, but it is a good starting point and much needed support for all those
who have been working for change over the last 10-12 years.
For more information on the strategy visit the
Ministry for the
Zero Waste New Zealand Trust
Dr. Robert B. Pojasek
Pojasek & Associates
PO Box 1333
E. Arlington, MA 02474-0071