Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Government Scheme Reduces Paint Going To Landfill


Hon Amy Adams
Minister for the Environment

7 December 2012
Media Statement

Government Scheme Reduces Paint Going To Landfill

A Government-accredited product stewardship scheme has diverted more than 230,000 litres of paint and 90,000kg of steel buckets from landfill in the last year, Environment Minister Amy Adams says.

Resene’s PaintWise recycling and education programme finds beneficial uses for waste products, including donating unused paint to community groups and recycling the steel paint buckets returned as part of the scheme.

“Many people are unsure of what to do with surplus paint and are worried about the effect it has on the environment,” Ms Adams says.

“People tend to buy more paint than they need for a project and the unused paint is often sent to landfill or, even worse, washed down our sewerage or stormwater systems where it can cause significant environmental harm.

“Resene is an excellent example of an organisation taking responsibility for waste in its industry by providing New Zealanders with an environmentally-responsible way of disposing of their unused paint.”

Staff at Resene’s stores also help customers better calculate the amount of paint needed for their project, and are told unused paint and steel buckets can be returned to the store to be reused and recycled.

The Government’s product stewardship schemes ensure all parties involved in the production and distribution of a product take responsibility for its impact on the environment at the end of its life.

Resene’s PaintWise scheme received government accreditation in August last year.

For more information about product stewardship accreditation go to: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/sustainable-industry/initiatives/product-stewardship/.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Water, Pests, Erosion...: Commissioner Releases Mixed Report Card On Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment. “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues to face up to” said Dr Jan Wright. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Private Schools Beneficiaries Of Extra Cash

“Not only did this year’s Budget freeze operational funding for state schools, but 86 per cent of secondary school principals say they don’t get enough funding, and the demand for school donations from parents is rising at 10 times the rate of inflation... Now we’ve got Hekia Parata proposing more cash for private schools." More>>

ALSO:

Shop Hours Bill Second Reading: Government Blocks Easter Trading Petition

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news