In an effort to address the issues of waste and pollution, New Zealand is attempting to implement a circular economy.

A recommended step in the fight against climate change, a circular economy would allow the one-way production line to become cyclical, reducing waste, cost, and consumerism.

And although the move to a circular economy within New Zealand is only in its early stages, the embracing of this new kind of consumerism does raise many questions.

Like, how does a country transition to a circular economy? And what does it mean for businesses and the individual?

Produced By: Ayla Liebenberg

Featured In Story: Hannah Blumhardt – Senior Associate at the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University Wellington and zero-waste advocate

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 4 November 2021