12 Feb 2019

The Panel with Karlo Mila and James Elliot (Part 1)

From The Panel, 4:03 pm on 12 February 2019

National has slumped in the polls, according the latest Newshub / Reid Research poll it's the worst result in over a decade. In the preferred Prime Minister stakes, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern was on 41.8 per cent while Bridges was down 3.9 to 5 per cent. Judith Collins was ahead of Bridges on 6.2 per cent. Where does this leave National? The panelists weigh in. Single-use plastics are convenient and often improve hygiene. But it's estimated 79 percent of all plastic ever made is now in a dump or a landfill, just 9 percent has been recycled. In an article on The Conversation, environmental lawyer Anastasia Telesetsky argues there is a solution. A legally binding phase-out of single-use plastics. This ban would have to be global to work. Paul Evans of Waste WINZ joins The Panel to discuss if this could work. Last year the Government blocked Victoria University of Wellington's bid to change its name, but the University isnt giving up. Plans to fight to change it's name are not off the table, despite the opposition. The panelists weigh in on the situation.