Renewable gas - cooking with scraps

15 March 2022
Media Statement

Gas NZ and the Bioenergy Associations applauds Government’s Transforming Recycling Consultation announcement and encourages New Zealanders to have a say.

“The food scrap waste from cooking your dinner, could in the future be used to cook your dinner,” says Janet Carson, Chief Executive Gas NZ.

Carson says the proposal in Government’s Transforming Recycling Consultation to separate food waste before it enters the rubbish tip, would see less waste in landfills and more biogas in New Zealand homes and businesses.

By 2030, the Government wants all businesses and households to separate food scraps from their rubbish. The proposal announced by Minister for the Environment, David Parker, highlights biogas production as a potential use for the organic waste.

“Soft landfill wastes, such as food scraps, are an ideal feedstock for producing biogas in New Zealand....

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