Tomra - lovforslag om nasjonalt pantesystem i USA fremmes i høst


Har skrevet det før og gjentar det gjerne: Pantesystemer kommer til å bli innført overalt på kloden. Prosessen har startet og er irreversibel. Storbritannia og EU leder an, resten av verden følger etter.

I dag ligger Tomras globale markedsandel innen automatiserte pantesystemer i intervallet 75 - 80%.

Nå er også amerikanske politikere lei Trump-administrasjonens sendrektighet og forslag om nasjonalt pantesystem i USA vil bli fremmet i høst. Det sier jo egentlig seg selv at vi er langt på overtid når det gjelder at mektige, pengesterke virksomheter fritt kan håve inn drøy profitt uten å bli holdt ansvarlig for at "bruk og kast emballasjen" fra produktene de selger forsøpler og ødelegger kloden vi alle lever på og av. I årtier har de kjempet med nebb og klør for å videreføre denne galskapen gjennom lobbyvirksomhet rettet mot politikere. Dessverre har de lyktes altfor mange steder, altfor lenge, men nå er det "game over". Nå skal de som naturlig er betale det det koster å samle inn og resirkulere emballasjen.




Lawmakers propose sweeping national plastic waste legislatio

By Rina Li
Published July 22, 2019


A little more than a month after they urged President Trump to develop a federal plastic waste strategy, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif, are taking matters into their own hands.

The lawmakers released an outline last week of a sweeping plan to address plastic pollution, with a goal of introducing the bill this fall. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments by Aug. 21, 2019.

"We have passed a tipping point in the plastic pollution crisis," Udall said in a press release. "The ripple effects of plastic waste are everywhere: in our neighborhoods, our rivers and oceans, our food and water, and even [sic] inside our bodies. And on top of all that, the public is having to shell out more and more of their hard-earned money to fund clean-up and disposal of these products that were manufactured and sold — for a profit."

"After decades of treating our oceans and rivers as plastic dumping grounds, we now face a global plastic pollution crisis," said Lowenthal. "Countries around the world have acknowledged this crisis and begun taking steps to apply solutions. It is past time for the United States to do the same."

Legislative outline

The upcoming legislation — which aims to "prevent plastic pollution from consumer products from getting into animal & human food-chains, landscapes, and waterways across the United States and into our oceans" — pushes for a wide-ranging set of measures, including:

* Extended producer responsibility (EPR). As a condition of sale, producers will be required to design, manage and finance end-of-life programs for products and packaging. Industry will also be incentivized to develop more sustainable alternatives.

* Nationwide container deposit requirements. Non-refunded deposits would go into a federal fund to assist with collection infrastructure. Major beverage retailers would be required to install and operate reverse vending systems to promote container collection.

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States that prohibit local governments from implementing "more aggressive measures" to reduce plastic consumption (i.e., single-use product fees for consumers) would lose funding from the federal fund.

Initial reactions

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) praised the legislation's EPR component.

"Failure to place responsibility on producers through effective [EPR] legislation has left many local governments and taxpayers in a difficult bind across the U.S., with many communities shuttering their recycling programs over the past year or facing deficits," PSI said in a statement to Waste Dive. "EPR is the only transformational solution to the current crisis. Voluntary efforts chip away at the margins but will not change the situation in any fundamental way … In other nations, EPR has been a success story, one that has raised recycling rates significantly, while recycling in the U.S. has been stagnant for nearly two decades."

Heidi Sanborn, executive director of the National Stewardship Action Council, similarly commended the bill's combination of EPR and single-use product bans.

"We also especially appreciate the effort to protect local governments from being preempted from implementing new and innovative measures … and helping local governments by supporting them with funding to remediate litter and increase recycling," she told Waste Dive via email.

Susan Collins, executive director at the Container Recycling Institute (CRI), welcomed the proposed inclusion of a nationwide container deposit scheme. 300 million people around the world were covered by container deposit programs as of 2017, she told Waste Dive — a number expected to double by 2022. Factoring in the EU's new single-use plastics directive — which, per its 90% collection goal for plastic bottles, will spur the creation of new deposit laws in approximately 16 countries — CRI estimates that nearly one billion people will be covered by such requirements by 2025.

https://www.wastedive.com/news/lawmakers-propose-sweeping-national-plastic-waste-legislation/559231/



Redigert 22.07.2019 kl 22:32 Du må logge inn for å svare

KanonBra kommentatoren :-) Får bare håpe folk/analytikere/meglere snart forstår hvor voldsomt dette er og kommer til å bli!!!

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ruda
23.07.2019 kl 08:26 1616

CTO i Tomra, Volker Rehrmann, solgte mandag 12.000 Tomra-aksjer . Han ville vel ikke solgt disse viss han så en stor opp side ?

Innside kjøp og salg er to forskjellige ting. Kjøp er vanligvis er for at man har tro på selskapet. Salg kan det selvfølgelig være private årsaker til (betale skatt, skilsmisse oppgjør osv). Hadde han ikke hatt troen på selskapet, ville han nok solgt alt.

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Redigert 23.07.2019 kl 08:47 Du må logge inn for å svare
wwbwb
23.07.2019 kl 08:45 1571

Hør,hør..

Vel, hvis man aldri tar gevinst hvorfor skal en da kjøpe aksjer?
Kanskje han ønsket nytt hus, bil eller båt etc.
Derimot de som kjøper, kjøper for gevinst og Stefan Ranstrand kjøpte aksjer for nesten en million i går. Dermed sitter han med aksjer til 35,9 millioner kroner ut fra gårsdagens kurs.

Definitivt dårlig tegn med innsidesalg. Har gått glipp av pen kursoppgang her dessverre solgte på lavere kurs. Nå trur jeg det er bedre å satse på bon enn tom.
Siderius
23.07.2019 kl 08:59 1531

Misforstå meg rett, jeg har tro på Tomra og tror dette kan bli bra. Men er de eneste aktør på markedet, tror vi det er sannsynlig at de får del av markedet som åpner seg om USA skulle innføre dette? Er det helt på trynet av meg å være litt avventende til om dette er positivt for Tomra eller ikke?
wwbwb
23.07.2019 kl 09:20 1493

På ingen måte, skepsis er sundt. I noen selskaper mer enn i andre selvfølgelig.
Var det 75% av markedet Stefan Ranstrand sa Tomra har. Konkurranse er bra og det bekymret ikke meget ble det sagt.
Husker jeg ikke helt feil hadde Tomra for mange år siden et monopol søksmål.

7. april 2006
https://www.tu.no/artikler/til-krig-mot-tomras-monopol/326022
Redigert 23.07.2019 kl 09:36 Du må logge inn for å svare

Plastics recycling elevated to national stage

Posted on July 24, 2019
by Colin Staub


Lawmakers are bringing plastics recycling to the federal level with a legislative proposal that includes a national bottle bill and extended producer responsibility.


Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., are proposing national extended producer responsibility (EPR) for plastic packaging, minimum recycled-content mandates for certain materials, a nationwide container deposit and more. Last week, they released an outline of legislation they plan to introduce later this year.

Some industry leaders and environmental advocates are calling it a significant step forward, even if the proposals themselves don’t pass into law.

“Just the fact that they’re having the discussion about this at a federal level is a good thing, because historically these issues have been handled at the state and local level,” said Steve Alexander, president and CEO of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR).

The proposed plan includes measures to increase plastic product recyclability and improve recycling capacity; to reduce plastic pollution and remove certain single-use products from use; and to create a pot of money available for state grants.

The lawmakers are accepting comments on the outline through Aug. 21, and they plan to introduce the legislation during the fall.

Some contentious initiatives

Many of the tactics discussed in the outline are commonly proposed at the state level but less frequent on the national stage.

For example, the plan includes extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging materials, a framework that would make product manufacturers responsible for managing all stages of collection and processing specified end-of-life packaging materials. This approach has been floated in nine states, but has not seen federal attention for three decades, according to the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), which advocates on behalf of EPR policies.

PSI CEO Scott Cassel tied the federal interest to the growing extent of plastic waste problems, driven in part by the high-profile Chinese import restrictions on recycled plastic, as well as greater public awareness of marine plastic pollution.

“The crisis has been elevated from states and locals to the national level, and requires a comprehensive solution that is not just EPR, but other complementary strategies,” Cassel told Plastics Recycling Update. PSI also issued a statement on the legislation.

The proposal also contains a national container deposit bill, another fairly contentious tactic within the recycling and consumer goods industries. Under the proposal outlined, the deposit would cover not only containers made of plastic, but glass and aluminum as well. Unredeemed deposits would go into a federal pool that could be used to support collection infrastructure.

Bottle bills are frequently praised for increasing collection and generating a clean stream of recycled material. However, they have been opposed by recycling companies that are worried the deposit program removes the most valuable materials from the curbside stream.

Deposits have also historically been opposed by brand owners, but brand feelings about the tactic seem to be evolving. Just this week, Nestlé Waters North America wrote an op-ed calling for expansion and “modernization” of bottle bills throughout New England, rather than repealing the programs. The company told Plastics Recycling Update it is reviewing the proposal from Udall and Lowenthal but declined to offer further comments.

The proposal outline includes implementing a 100% recyclability requirement for certain plastic products. It also specifies products “be made from a significant percentage post-consumer recycled product” and sets single-use plastic collection targets and collection standardization mandates.

Additionally, the proposal includes bans on common single-use plastic products and foam polystyrene. And it institutes a nationwide bag fee, plastic product recyclability labeling requirements and public outreach mandates.

“The draft proposal by Sen. Udall and Rep. Lowenthal illustrates the evolution and elevation of these issues to the national stage,” Cassel said. “It also avoids a government bailout, which is what industry has sought in the past.”

Starting a national conversation

For some in the industry, at this point the specifics may be less important than the dialogue spurred by the legislation. Alexander of APR noted that “they’ve thrown everything in there,” including initiatives industry experts think would be positive and ideas experts know would not work. (Disclosure: APR owns Resource Recycling, Inc., publisher of Plastics Recycling Update.)

For example, uniform collection and recycling standards are frequently promoted by those in the recycling industry, as are recycled-content requirements and packaging recyclability mandates. Other sectors of the industry may want to avoid including too many mandates in any federal legislation.

Still, Alexander said, it’s “really too early to get hung up on one specific proposal,” explaining that the legislation will likely spur some critical discussions on priorities for improving recycling.

“We look forward to having that discussion, because by and large, the discussion is needed,” Alexander said.

For APR, the biggest priority is clear: In order to deliver the types and volumes of recycled material brand owners are asking for, recycling infrastructure is the most important area to tackle.

“If there was one thing that could come out of this, it would be a focus on really updating not only the collection process in this country but also the sortation infrastructure in this country,” Alexander said.

Product bans generate opposition

Meanwhile, trade associations representing virgin plastics producers expressed opposition to the inclusion of product bans in the legislation.

Both the American Chemistry Council and the Plastics Industry Association pointed to the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, introduced earlier this year, as an example of a federal proposal they support.

That legislation includes a number of incentive programs and grant opportunities, and it would kick off a great deal of additional research on plastic pollution and barriers to greater recycling. It does not include the mandates and specific policy changes contained within the outline from Udall and Lowenthal.

“Senator Udall’s outline contains a collection of several policy options that have been tried in cities and states around the country that do not address the root causes of marine debris,” Scott DeFife, vice president of government affairs for the Plastics Industry Association, noted in a statement to Plastics Recycling Update. “Domestic U.S. bans of otherwise completely recyclable materials do not address global litter or waste management issues, which is why we are also working to support investments in recovery and recycling infrastructure so that no plastic material ends up in the environment.”

The American Chemistry Council reiterated its goal of making all plastic packaging in the U.S. recyclable or recoverable by 2030 and for all plastic packaging to be reused, recycled or recovered by 2040. The organization also pointed to the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, the $1.5 billion commitment by brand owners, plastics producers and other stakeholders to increase recycling and reduce plastic pollution.

“America’s plastics makers are partnering with government, scientists and nonprofit organizations to develop solutions to help end plastic waste, such as by designing new products for greater recyclability, and by increasing technologies and systems to collect and repurpose more of our plastic resources,” the organization stated.

https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2019/07/24/plastics-recycling-elevated-to-national-stage/

Prøver jo å følge med på det som skjer, men/og må faktisk si jeg er litt overrasket over den raskt økende intensiteten "over there" når det gjelder å få satt resirkuleringsproblematikk høyere på den politiske dagsorden, nåværende presidenskap tatt i betraktning. Et sterkt og monumentalt eksempel på hvor irreversible disse prosessene nå er. Ja, sprednings"faren" er akutt. Globalt. Bra for Tomra. Veldig bra for kloden.

Dette er en dyptpløyende artikkel så er man interessert i dette, følger man linken under



Federal politicians highlight recycling and plastic waste

Posted on July 30, 2019
by Colin Staub


Recycling issues have hit the national stage with unprecedented fervor in recent weeks. Citing recycling market challenges and growing plastic pollution, lawmakers are advancing legislation and pressuring government agencies to take action.

In two high-profile legislative moves this month, a waste reduction and recycling advancement bill was introduced in Congress and a separate proposal was announced that includes extended producer responsibility (EPR) for plastic packaging, a national bottle bill and more.

Meanwhile, dozens of members of Congress recently called on federal agencies to play a deeper role in enhancing the recycling system around the U.S.

https://resource-recycling.com/recycling/2019/07/30/federal-politicians-highlight-recycling-and-plastic-waste/

Redigert 30.07.2019 kl 23:01 Du må logge inn for å svare

Kanonbra!! Dette kan bli MEGA STORT!!! Lurer fælt på om meglere/analytikere globalt har fått med seg dette?

Tommelen opp igjen!!

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Ser ikke slik ut. 😒

Her forgår det kurs manipulasjon!! Kursen holdes nede av noen store (tror jeg). Og dette i påvente av en melding som kommer snart.

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He, he, ja, blir spennende å se hva som skjer etterhvert som sommerferien går mot slutten. Det man kan si helt sikkert, er at kursutviklingen i Tomra de siste rundt 40 dagene (-12 - 13% bob, bob) ikke står i forhold til nyhetsbildet når det gjelder makro som har betydning for Tomra i samme periode. Den fantastiske nyheten at britiske myndigheter følger skottenes vedtak og går for et "all in" pantesystem i hele Storbritannia, må fremheves som "rosinen i pølsa" i perioden. Hvilket utrolig signifikant signal til alle EUs medlemsnasjoner er ikke dette!!! Jeg tror iallefall ikke EU ønsker å fremstå som underlegne vis a vis britene når det gjelder satsing på resirkulering og bærekraft fremover... ☺

Den som venter på noe godt, venter ikke forgjeves ;-)

Spannande tider fremover :-)

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