Auckland Council has commissioned a cost-benefit analysis on the economic impacts of implementing a container deposit system in New Zealand.
The report finds:
- That the benefits of a container deposit scheme are three to six times greater than the costs, with a national benefit between $184 million and $685 million over ten years.
- That it would boost recycling rates from current rates of 45 to 58 per cent, to between 79 and 82 per cent.
The WasteMINZ Territorial Authority forum has written a summary report which we recommend you having a read of and discussing with any of your council contacts, or your local MP.