Glass Forum Newsletters
Winery Tour 2013
We are again supporting the Classic Hits Winery Tour in early 2013 and are working with our partners to ensure that all glass is recovered and that the process is carried out in the most effective manner. While the number of concerts for the year has remained constant there have been changes in some locations including an event in the Forsyth Barr stadium which will be of particular interest.
The Forum’s voluntary glass packaging product stewardship scheme is now in its third year.
In September we presented the 2012 Product Stewardship Report to the Ministry for the Environment as part of our legislative commitments under the Waste Act. In the reporting Year to June 2012, the Forum has met or is on track to meet the annual targets set out in its KPI’s more>>
As signaled, the Ministry for the Environment has released its discussion document on Waste Minimisation in New Zealand to which the Forum responded to:
Of particular interest is Part 2 : Identifying Products That Are Priorities for Product Stewardship. See the Ministry for the Environment website.
Product Stewardship Scheme 2010
Public meeting was held to discuss options for developing a Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme, which was to succeed the second Packaging Accord which expired in June 2009.
The purpose of the public meeting held on the 26 February in Auckland, and which members of the Glass Forum attended, was to open the door to the wider community and invite a wide range of views on the most effective, economically viable packaging product stewardship model for New Zealand with the aim of minimising the environmental impact of packaging and improving packaging recovery rates, within the framework of the new Waste Minimisation Act.Click here to download a Product Stewardship overview from Tony Nowell, Chair of the Accord Governing Board.
To understand further what is required under the Glass Product Stewardship Scheme please click here....
Crushing Options - More Flexibility Provided
While the Forum’s mobile crusher has certainly assisted in providing support to a number of Local Authorities and Community Recyclers involved in processing recovered glass, it has become apparent that there are many further opportunities which could be addressed with an even smaller machine that would also provide a finer finished product.
As a result Silaca Crushers, operators of the ‘mobile crusher’, have designed and developed a unit which sits on a skip bin or trailer, that can be manually feed, and as a result provide colour separated glass. This is an inexpensive unit that will allow for purchase by local operators, who will then be able to deal with incoming collections without the need to store in volume before processing. For further information go to www.crushedglass.co.nz