Policy

Container deposit proposal sparks inflation fears

Jem Traylen
Tue, 15 Mar 2022

Container deposit proposal sparks inflation fears
The government wants to boost recycling with a container deposit scheme but the glass industry says it won't be a magic bullet. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Tue, 15 Mar 2022
The glass industry says a proposed container deposit scheme will fuel inflationary pressures, but the local Coca-Cola bottler has given it a cautious thumbs-up.The government has proposed a three-point plan to “transform” recycling that would introduce a 20-cent container deposit on most drink sales (apart from fresh milk), require businesses to separate food scraps from their waste and standardise kerbside recycling across local councils.Glass Packaging Forum spokesperson, Dominic Salmon, told BusinessDesk New Zealand consumer...

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