The Waste Advisory Board provides independent advice to the Minister for the Environment on matters relating to the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 and waste minimisation. This page provides an overview of the role of the Waste Advisory Board.
The Waste Advisory Board was established under Part 7 of the Waste Minimisation Act.
They Board provides the Minister for the Environment with waste minimisation advice, upon request. The Waste Minimisation Act states that the Minister must request the Board’s advice on the following matters:
The Minister for the Environment also has the ability to request the Board’s advice on wider waste minimisation matters.
The Board provides advice within the Terms of Reference set by the Minister for the Environment and is supported by a secretariat based in the Waste and Resources Team at the Ministry for the Environment.
The Minister is required to appoint at least four, but no more than eight members to the Waste Advisory Board. Board members serve for three years, unless a shorter term is stated in his or her notice of appointment.
The members of the Board are:
Last updated: 29 August 2013