28 Sep 2020

Sustainable Coastline volunteers collect tonnes of plastic

From First Up, 5:12 am on 28 September 2020

Polystyrene packaging, plastic drink stirrers, tableware, cups and cutlery, produce stickers and cotton buds will be phased out by 2025 if Labour is re-elected. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and the party's environment spokesperson David Parker unveiled its waste policy yesterday at a sustainable event space in Auckland. The party also wants to launch a 50 million dollar fund to help New Zealand businesses develop and manufacture non-plastic alternatives. Sustainable Coastline volunteers Sydney and Andrew told Political Editor Jane Patterson what they see when they're out collecting waste at the beach.