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

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

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

  • E-product treatment costs are likely to vary across different product categories and streams – this will depend on a number of factors including, the value of recoverable resources embedded within e-products, the capability of our sector to manage these e-products and components locally, and offshore processing requirements for any products, components or materials that we cannot manage in Aotearoa.
  • TechCollect NZ will be engaging broadly across New Zealand’s e-product management sector to understand BAU recycling costs and ongoing recommendations for a regulatory product stewardship scheme in New Zealand.
  • We will also likely recommend a regular review of scheme treatment costs to ensure that proposed scheme funding aspects are updated to reflect ongoing changes and fluctuations to local and international trading markets for recovered resources/commodities.
  • We want to avoid a “race to the bottom” at all costs and will put forward options to ensure this does not take place in New Zealand and recycling activities are carried out to achieve defined objectives and meet appropriate treatment standards.
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