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2007 – 2010

Number of cars through eDay sites: 57,700

Estimated number of items collected: 272,900

Estimated total tonnage: 3,220


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eDay Trust welcomes Government decision to declare electronic waste a priority product

Media release
29 July 2020
For immediate release


eDay Trust welcomes Government decision to declare electronic waste a priority product


The announcement today by the Hon Eugenie Sage on priority waste products is a much overdue but welcome step towards regulated product stewardship for electronic waste as well as other critical waste streams such as tyres and plastic packaging.


In 2017, a United Nations report identified New Zealand as one of the world’s largest generators of electronic waste and as the only OECD country without any national regulations.


“This announcement paves the way for regulated product stewardship schemes for ewaste and comes just in time before the current Government term ends,” said Laurence Zwimpfer, Chair of the eDay Trust. “We stressed the importance of this to the Minister when she was first appointed three years ago, and with the election clock ticking, we were getting anxious that it might be put off until a new government forms.”


“We do have to acknowledge the efforts of Minister Sage and the team in the Ministry for the Environment in getting this over the line in three years; the previous government was unable to achieve this in nine years,” said Mr Zwimpfer.


“We are particularly pleased that the Minister has decided on a comprehensive process that we understand includes all categories of waste electrical and products. This will give New Zealand the opportunity to catch up after a decade of inaction.”


“We look forward to this being progressed as rapidly as possible with the development of WMA regulations and a nationwide product stewardship scheme.  Given the amount of effort already invested by industry groups and the numerous consultations that have already taken place, we hope this won’t take too long,” Mr Zwimpfer concluded.




The eDay New Zealand Trust


The eDay New Zealand Trust was established in 2010 to promote the reuse and recycling of electronic waste.  eDay’s primary focus at the time was to manage annual ewaste collection events for computer equipment.  In 2010, 18,274 cars dropped off 869 tonnes of computer waste at over 60 locations throughout New Zealand and the Cook Islands.  Despite the evident success of the collection events, the Government withdrew its support in 2011, citing a preference for “everyday” collection facilities rather than a one-day annual event.  The eDay Trust remains committed to a long-term mandatory product stewardship solution. http://www.eday.org.nz/


For further information contact:
Laurence Zwimpfer MNZM
Ph: 027 430 6737