Will a product stewardship scheme for e-waste increase consumer prices in New Zealand?

/Will a product stewardship scheme for e-waste increase consumer prices in New Zealand?

Will a product stewardship scheme for e-waste increase consumer prices in New Zealand?

In Australia for example, the cost of a mandatory e-waste scheme is estimated to be between $1.55 and $1.85 for an e-waste unit size equivalent product of 0.75 kilograms

  • This means that for less than a cup of coffee, we can make sure that e-waste is managed responsibly and, in a way, where valuable materials are recovered and retained for the benefit of local support chains
  • The reality is that recycling costs change across different products depending on a number of factors including, the value of embedded resources and the capability of New Zealand’s e-waste management sector to access these for recovery – we will explore these elements in detail throughout our investigations; leading to fit-for-purpose recommendations in the New Zealand context
  • The objective of our project is to recommend a product stewardship model to the New Zealand Government to inform a cost benefit analysis and further consultation before drafting any legislation
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