Welcome back to our "Getting to carbon positive" podcasts series, where our leaders discuss how our post-COVID-19 recovery and rebuild opportunities could support decarbonising New Zealand and contribute to a future of sustainable prosperity.
In episode 8 of our Getting to Carbon Positive podcast series, Eleanor Grant and Jimmy Walsh dial in to discuss the recovery of waste in a circular economy with Kate Meyer. Eleanor starts the conversation by sharing her expertise and knowledge of the current waste market in New Zealand and how it differs to that on a global scale; from the current estimate of waste going to landfill each year in New Zealand in comparison to overseas, and why this is the case.
Jimmy then dives deeper into what a circular economy means, from how it creates a whole range of innovations, new industries and new work, to “eco parks”, through to competing with the linear economy equivalent.
Listen right to the end to hear their key takeaways around how the recovery of waste provides massive opportunities for New Zealand including environmental and economic improvements, with a lot of innovation added to the mix. And don’t forget to check out our full report on 'Decarbonising a prosperous New Zealand' which looks at eight key transitions that would best enable the country to rapidly shift to a low carbon economy. Or read our report on the Recovery of waste.
For more insights, check out our full report on 'Decarbonising a prosperous New Zealand' which looks at eight key transitions that would best enable the country to rapidly shift to a low carbon economy. Or read our report on 'Recovery of waste'.
The full series can be viewed here: