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$124m for waste management; six-fold jump in landfill levy

Brent Melville
Wed, 15 Jul 2020

The government will shovel $124 million from the covid-19 response and recovery fund into plastic recycling and reprocessing - and will push up its municipal waste levy six-fold by 2025.    Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage said funding for recycling plants, resource recovery and anaerobic, or oxygen free, digestion facilities will be allocated via the waste minimisation fund. The covid funding stimulus, which aims to reduce New Zealand’s reliance on sending waste overseas for recycling, could also create upwards of 140...

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