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Small drinks firms have reason to cry over exempt milk

Ella Somers
Tue, 26 Apr 2022

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Small drinks firms have reason to cry over exempt milk
Not all are happy with dairy milk containers getting exemption. (Image: Getty)
Ella Somers
Tue, 26 Apr 2022
Small drinks companies say carving out dairy milk products from a new container return scheme is “unfair and inequitable”.The scheme proposed by the Ministry for the Environment gives fresh dairy products such as milk and cream a free pass from imposing a 20-cent refundable deposit on their retail price that all other beverages in single-use metal, glass, paperboard and plastic materials will have to adopt.‘Deeply flawed’Almighty Drinks director, Ben Lenart, said he was concerned the scheme will hit small companies like...

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