In June 2018 a WasteMINZ working group was set up to clarify the terms used in the advertising of compostable and biodegradable packaging and products. In conjunction with Plastics NZ the working group has produced Best Practice Guidelines for the Advertising of Compostable Products and Packaging. This is aimed at manufacturers and retailers of compostable products and packaging.

These guidelines will be made available to the public on the WasteMINZ website in a downloadable and printable pdf format. We now seek your feedback and input into this guide. We welcome feedback on content and language only as this guide has already been reviewed for technical accuracy by leading New Zealand scientists and experts in the field. The Best Practice Guidelines have additionally been reviewed by the Advertising Standards Authority and the Commerce Commission.

The guidelines will be graphically designed to improve readability.

To read the draft Best Practice Guidelines for the Advertising of Compostable Products and Packaging click here.

OPEN consultation

If you would like your views to be taken into consideration, please complete this survey.

Deadline for feedback

Only written feedback  will be considered.  Feedback must be received by Friday 22 March at 5pm.


All feedback received will remain the property of WasteMINZ and will only be shared with the WasteMINZ Advertising of Compostable Products Working Group in order to assist with any possible amendments.

It is not intended that a summary of submissions be published. 

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