Friday, December 23, 2011

Waste Management Using Economics

An ongoing topic, which we believe is finally being addressed through WATSAN, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Waste Management committee on which TIS is represented.
We also have support & a commitment from the NZ High Commissioner John Carter to assist with the implementation of simple strategies that work in small town NZ.
In addition, TIS is proposing levy changes to assist in dissuading some products through pricing increases and persuading the use of more environmentally friendly products through pricing decreases eg increase on plastic bags levy, bottle recovery programme, reduce certain types of plastic containers imports, promote use of cornstarch/potato starch products in the market. BTIB has recently taken over the management of Punanga Nui Market and discussion with them over waste management issues is planned soon.

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