COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00pm - 01:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Greenpeace wants bottles added to plastic ban

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Greenpeace wants the Government to go further on plans to phase more single-use plastics.

After banning plastic shopping bags, seven more items are on the list to keep from ending up as waste in the sea, including hard-to-recycle PVC and polystyrene packaging, plastic straws and drink stirrers, produce bags, plastic plates, bowls and cutlery, and non-compostable fruit stickers.

Plastics campaigner Holly Dove says plastic drink bottles need to be added to the list, as the majority of the billion bottles sold in this country each year end up in landfill or the sea.

She says it should be guided by the philosophy of kaitiakitanga.

"If we were actually listening to indigenous voices we would be respecting land and we wouldn't be creating things that can't break down in the environment like plastic that lasts for 500 years. We would not make that if we had some kind of respect and honouring the whenua," Ms Dove says.

Copyright © 2020, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

Korihi Dates

flu cmdhb apr 2020

TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
Dr Rawiri Taonui | Covid | Modelling of border breaches demonstrates need to reduce arrivals 21 September 2020
Dr Rawiri Taonui: On 8 September modelling by this researcher showed that if the government did not reduce the number of arrivals into New Zealand there would be another breach at the border or in Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) leading to a further Covid-19 outbreak in October or November. Since then, there have been two such breaches on 13 and 19 September.
Dr Rawiri Taonui | World Passes 30 million Covid cases 19 September 2020
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Two days ago, the official number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passed 30 million. The last 10 million came in 38 days over four times faster than the 154 days for the first 10 million.
Whoever wins the election, when are Māori going to be given real agency?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Whoever wins the election, there is a renaissance within Māoridom that refuses point blank to co-operate any longer with a system that is structurally biased against them.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00pm - 01:00pm