20 May 2020

Calls for recycling plant in Covid-19 investment to plug huge gap

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 20 May 2020

A just revealed $1.5 billion dollar shortfall in waste infrastructure, cheap oil prices, and stresses caused by Covid-19 are being blamed for an increase in our waste going to the landfill.

The black hole's got industry leaders pushing for new recycling plants to be chosen as part of the government's shovel ready funding wave.

WasteMINZ chief executive Janine Brinsdon​, Todd McLeay, CEO of Smart Environmental, New Zealand's largest privately owned waste company and David Stephenson, Waste Management Team Leader at Tasman District Council discuss what's needed to ensure our sustainability goals don't go backwards.