MPs tell govt to prioritise container deposit scheme

Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 09 Mar 2021

Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 09 Mar 2021

Former minister Eugenie Sage now chairs the environment select committee demanding progress.

A parliamentary select committee has recommended the government prioritise a nationwide container deposit scheme.Bottle deposit schemes where people are paid a small amount – say 10 cents – when they returned a glass bottle was in place in New Zealand until the 1980s. They are still common around the world.The government said in 2019 it was looking at a wider container deposit scheme (CDS) as part of the wider waste minimisation strategy driven by then associate environment minister Eugenie Sage. Policy work is continuing, though an...

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