Joint Submission on Government’s Landfill Levy Proposals
At the end of last year the Ministry for the Environment released a consultation document proposing an increase and expansion of the waste disposal levy (the landfill levy), improvements in waste data, and a plan for how to invest the extra levy revenue. The proposal is out for public consultation – submissions are due by 3 February 2020, 5pm.
If you’re interested in submitting on the Government’s proposal and would like to delve into the issues in a bit more depth first, you may be interested to check out this joint submission, co-written by The Rubbish Trip, New Zealand Product Stewardship Council, Zero Waste Network, Envision, Para Kore, RefillNZ, Aotearoa Plastic Pollution Alliance, Wanaka Wastebusters, Whāingaroa Environment Centre, Ākina, Xtreme Zero Waste, Plastic Free Raglan, and Whāingaroa Environmental Defence Incorporated.
If you’d like to access additional resources to assist you in making your own submission, check out what’s available here.