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Source: Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand has joined the Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE).

GACERE was launched on 22 February 2021 at the fifth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5). Head of New Zealand’s delegation to UNEA-5 Nathan Glassey attended the launch.

By bringing together governments, relevant networks and organisations, GACERE, aims to create global momentum for initiatives related to the circular economy transition and build on efforts being deployed internationally.

Joining this international forum is in line with our Government’s work to transition into a more resource-efficient and circular economy.

Examples of MfE’s programmes and initiatives supporting the shift towards a circular economy – Ōhanga āmiomio are:

  • regulated product stewardship 
  • kerbside standardisation
  • designing of a national container return scheme design.

Government Ministers of countries who have joined GACERE and stakeholders will be invited to provide their perspectives on GACERE’s role.

Read more about the circular economy.