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Call for nominations for new Waste Advisory Board

Hon Trevor Mallard
Minister for the Environment

6 August 2008 Media Statement

Call for nominations for new Waste Advisory Board

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard is calling for nominations for a new Waste Advisory Board.

The Board is one of the initiatives under the Waste Minimisation Bill that is currently before Parliament.

This Green Party Members Bill is supported by the Government and most other parties.

The Waste Minimisation board will provide advice to the Minister and the Ministry for the Environment on waste minimisation issues.

“The idea of introducing a Waste Advisory Board received strong support through the submissions process of the Bill and the Board will provide a fresh perspective on waste minimisation issues,” Trevor Mallard said.

“Once the Bill is passed, I would like to start implementing the new legislation as soon as possible and detailed advice from the Board on new initiatives such as the waste levy and product stewardship will be valuable.

“I encourage people with an interest in waste issues to send in a nomination,” Trevor Mallard said.

Members of the Board should have knowledge, skills and experience in community projects for waste minimisation, industry - including the commercial waste industry - local government and tikanga Māori.

The nominations period runs from 6 August until 7 September 2008.

More information can be found on www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/waste.


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