New Zealand’s Waste Disposal Levy has been at $10 a tonne since its introduction. Research suggests there will be benefits if we increase the rate of the levy and how it is applied,
Eunomia advocates implementing a series of ‘best in class’ measures addressing specific items that are clearly identifiable as contributors to marine litter, including deposit returns, levies on single use plastic items, a comprehensive ban on microbeads, and, using extended producer responsibility to require those placing plastics packaging on the market to bear the full economic cost of collecting and treating them.
What is so Horrible Anyway..? We worked with Waste Not Consulting − who have been going through bins and bags of rubbish for a looonnng time now (15 years but who’s counting) − to crunch the data to try and understand what the impact of wheeled bins is. A few things become obvious after a while − Let’s have a look…
This waste stocktake report has been undertaken to help construct a comprehensive picture of waste management in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.