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Aussie Zero Waste Expert Visits New Zealand

Aussie Zero Waste Expert Visits New Zealand

Zero Waste New Zealand Trust has invited Vaughan Levitzke from the South Australian Environmental Protection Authority to speak at the WasteMINZ workshops about legislative control of waste.

Vaughan's area of interest is in the development and management of programmes concerning pollution prevention, recycling and waste strategies (including waste levies), container deposit legislation, litter control and packaging wastes. He is also helping to set up a new body called ‘Zero Waste South Australia’.

Vaughan Levitzke, manager of Waste and Pollution Prevention, Pollution Avoidance Branch of the Environment Protection Authority from South Australia, is visiting New Zealand for a week.

During that time he will be having talks with the Ministry for the Environment on the current state of play with New Zealand’s Waste Strategy. He will also be visiting a number of community, council and commercial initiatives involved in resource recovery in the North Island and be speaking at the WasteMINZ conference in Napier on May 28th.

His visit is timely as the debate on disposable plastic bag use hots up in New Zealand.

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