How do we avoid a ‘race to the bottom’ price point for recycling activities in Aotearoa?

/How do we avoid a ‘race to the bottom’ price point for recycling activities in Aotearoa?

How do we avoid a ‘race to the bottom’ price point for recycling activities in Aotearoa?

  • E-product treatment costs vary across different e-product categories and streams – these costs depend on a number of factors including (but not limited to), the value of recoverable resources embedded within e-products, the capability of our local recycling sector to manage different e-products and components, and offshore export and processing requirements for any products, components or materials that we cannot manage in Aotearoa.
  • TechCollect NZ is engaging broadly across Aotearoa’s e-product management sector to understand business-as-usual (BAU) recycling costs and ongoing recommendations for a regulatory e-product stewardship scheme in New Zealand.
  • Regular review of scheme treatment costs will be required to ensure that the recommended scheme funding structure is updated to reflect ongoing changes and fluctuations to local and international commodity trading markets for recovered resources.
  • We want to avoid a ’race to the bottom‘ at all costs and will put forward recommendations to ensure this does not take place in New Zealand whilst ensuring recycling activities are carried out to achieve defined objectives under the scheme and meet appropriate treatment standards.
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