Tomra - da er pantesystem på vei også på New Zealand!

Har fulgt debatten her en stund, og på New Zealand har myndighetene virkelig vært bakstreversk og aktivt ført en retorikk som tydelig har indikert at man ikke har ønsket å innføre noe pantesystem, parallelt med at kravet fra opinionen og diverse organisasjoner om å innføre pantesystem bare vokst i styrke. Som dere kan lese i artikkelen, påstås det at myndighetene har "vært i lomma" til lobbyvirksomheten fra bransjehold som har motarbeidet innføring av pantesystem. Nå har man imidlertid altså heist nødflagget, gitt etter for kravet fra opinionen og starter forarbeidet når det gjelder innføring av pantesystem på New Zealand. Min påstand "pantesystemer kommer til å komme overalt" kan knapt underbygges bedre enn å vise til prosessen som har pågått på New Zealand der myndighetene aktivt har kjempet imot, men til slutt altså har endt opp som fullstendig isolerte og derfor bare må gi etter for kravene fra opinionen.... Fanntastisk sier jeg. Veldig bra for kloden. Fantastisk for Tomra.

Recycling breakthrough as Environment Ministry works on drink container refund scheme

Tom Pullar-Strecker
14:56, Jun 13 2019

A recycling scheme that would see consumers refunded a deposit when they returned drinks containers for recycling is being looked at by the Government, the Environment Ministry says.

The Environment Ministry said in a statement that a deposit-refund system would "incentivise" the recovery of quality recyclables from the waste and litter streams.

Government work was underway to look at the option, "but we need to make sure we get the design of such a system right", it said.

Parliament's Environment select committee has also promised to look into a proposal that would see Kiwis paid 10 cents or 20c to return each of the 2.3 billion plastic, glass and other drinks containers sold each year for recycling, after receiving a petition with 15,000 signatures.

Committee chairman Deborah Russell said the select committee aimed to produce a "really good report" on the proposal.

One of the scheme's backers, Zero Waste Network chairman Marty Hoffart, said it would more than double recycling rates for plastic bottles and other drinks containers to 85 per cent and would add just 0.5c to the cost of each drink, assuming the deposit was reclaimed.

Hoffart said there was "overwhelming support" for a national bottle deposit scheme along the lines that had operated in Canada for 50 years, with 90 per cent of councils and 83 per cent of the public supportive.

Greenpeace campaigner Steve Abel said Countdown sustainability manager Kiri Hannifin had also voiced "in principle" support and expressed interest in Countdown supermarkets being one of the collection points.

Hannifin said Countdown supported "the Government and local councils in their efforts to help New Zealand do better with our waste and recycling, including looking at the range of different options available".

"These are decisions for government and councils to make and we'll meet any legislative changes as part of our own programme of work to reduce our environmental footprint as well," she said.

Abel said an obstacle had been the Environment Ministry.

"The ambition of the Ministry of the Environment has just not been up to the task," he told MPs.

The ministry had a history of having a lot of conversations with industry and being far too weighted to the interests of the beverage and packaging industries, he said.

But Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said "the previous government had a lack of ambition in the waste space so the ministry was probably implementing the previous government's lack of ambition".

A consultation document would be released in the "next few months" which would concern packaging, she said.

The Government understood the public wanted solutions to reduce the waste the country created, she said.

There was at this point no commitment from the Government to introduce such a scheme, she clarified.

"I know there are sections of the community that want container deposit schemes, but we need to ensure that before we implement any of those schemes, the way they are designed, the criteria, and how they operate are soundly based," she said.

Those were the sorts of issues the discussion document would consider, she said.

"It took New South Wales three years to develop a scheme. You want them to operate well."

Holly Dove of Kiwi Bottle Drive, which organised the parliamentary petition, said that once governments required schemes to be put in place beverage manufacturers then tended to get in behind them and compete to operate them.

The lobby group favoured beverage makers paying 20c per container into a management fund when they manufactured drinks containers.

That would pay for 20c deposits to be returned to consumers.

Under its proposal, the $70m annual cost of operating the scheme would largely be paid for by the "lost deposits" from the 10 to 15 per cent of containers that were not returned, and from the proceeds of recycling which Kiwi Bottle Drive estimated at $18 million a year.

That would still leave a $10m annual cost that would push up the average cost of drinks by half-a-cent, Hoffart believed.

Abel said such a deposit scheme would be needed to ever see recycling rates above 40 per cent.

While roadside recycling was effective in collecting glass bottles of drinks consumed at home, it was not effective when drinks were consumed away from the home, he said.

Once deposit schemes were in place, they tended to result in an improvement in the quality of drinks containers and encouraged the packaging and beverage industries to switch to refillable containers, meaning less plastic was produced, he said.

"We know plastic bottles are one of the 'number one' offenders in terms of what shows up on beaches based on studies done by Sustainable Coastlines.

"Our primary concern is the chronic impact of plastic pollution on the marine environment."

Given New Zealand already had a Waste Minimisation Act which provided a legislative framework for product stewardship schemes, a bottle deposit scheme could be put in place "now", he said.

"We should just get on with doing it."

Hoffart said Canada's scheme was effective because it had "no exceptions".

"All beverage sizes are in from 300ml to 3 litres and that includes tetra paks."

"South Australia has had it for four decades and they have had the lowest litter rate in Australia since. The UK has announced it. When are we going to make the announcement?"

A report commissioned by Auckland Council found the benefits outweighed the costs and it would inject $645m into the economy over 10 years and double recycling rates, he said.

"It doesn't involve public money. It would create 2000 jobs and there is not a lot of opposition to it."

Many beverage companies had removed information indicating they opposed such schemes from their websites, he said.

"They are never going to come and say they want it, but I think most of them are under the impression it is on its way."

Greenpeace oceans campaigner Jessica Desmond said beverage manufacturers tended to want to push the cost of schemes on to retailers, but to get a 85-90 per cent return rate, "the beverage industry itself need to pay for the deposit".
Redigert 14.06.2019 kl 15:27 Du må logge inn for å svare

Government waste scheme also opens the door for drink container refunds


The Associate Minister for the Environment says a drink container refund scheme similar to those operating overseas could soon a reality, if cabinet wants one.

In a statement today, Eugenie Sage laid out a proposed new system of waste minimisation, the larger part of which consists of "product stewardship" becoming mandatory, rather than voluntary, for a number of a consumer goods.

This means the people selling the product would be forced to be more responsible for their waste minisation, recovery and recycling.

The products included, which are now being consulted on, are:

- packaging, including beverage containers and plastic packaging
- tyres
- electrical and electronic products (e-waste), starting with lithium-ion
- batteries
- refrigerants and other synthetic greenhouse gases
- agrichemicals and their containers and other farm plastics

The statement also said that a bottle or can refund scheme is moving a step closer to reality, as the proposal sets out a framework to "design options" for such a scheme, subject to consultation and cabinet approval.

"Co-design of a potential container refund/deposit scheme is part of the proposal for stage 2, once beverage containers are declared a priority product," the statement said.

Govt takes vital step towards plastic pollution solution – Greenpeace

By The Daily Blog - August 11, 2019038

Greenpeace is praising a Government proposal to prioritise products such as beverage containers and plastic packaging in a new waste minimisation strategy.

This morning, Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugenie Sage, released a public consultation document titled, “Proposed priority products and priority product stewardship scheme guidelines”.

In the release, Sage stated: “Regulated product stewardship helps put the responsibility for effective material and waste management on product manufacturers, importers, retailers and users, rather than on communities, councils, neighbourhoods and nature.”

Greenpeace senior campaigner, Steve Abel, is heralding the proposal as a vital step towards proven systems like container deposit scheme (CDS), which could see 90% of beverage bottles diverted from landfill and kept off the streets and out of our oceans.

“This is a great step in the right direction and we will be calling on the public to make submissions in support of the Government’s plans to deal with some of our most persistent and pernicious waste products,” he says.

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Tack för inläggen Kommentatoren! Tomra har så mycket på gång och med en produkt som inte bara är marknadsledande utan även marknadsdrivande!

You're welcome Jagborisverige. Stå på! Jo flere kommentatorer på Tomra-tråder, jo bedre. Er litt for stille på trådene. Helt enig i det du skriver. I mine øyne er Tomra børsens desidert mest fremtidsrettede, og dermed mest spennende selskap. Pantesystemer som denne trådstarten handler om kommer til å bli innført overalt og Tomra har i dag 75 - 80% (!!!) global markedsandel innen dette. Det er det som foregår innen selskapets fire forretningsområder (collection solutions, sorting recycling, sorting food og sorting mining), samtlige megatrender, som er det som er interessant. Å spå aksjekursen fra dag til dag eller i løpet av et noen få dager er vel en umulig vitenskap, men kan være underholdende gjetning/gambling. :)
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