This is an outline of how the proposed scheme would work. Validation is needed through a formal multi-stakeholder co-design process.
The benefits of the GPF’s proposed scheme
Includes all container glass – from beer and wine bottles, to jam and pasta sauce jars.
It is a simpler and more effective solution for container glass than the proposed Container Return Scheme (CRS)
Will make use of the country’s already extensive kerbside recycling network, significantly enhancing New Zealand’s existing recycling infrastructure and collection networks nationwide.
Doesn’t require any major changes to current recycling behaviours. Instead, the price paid by the scheme for glass encourages collectors to increase people’s access to recycling.
Alongside councils and other existing collectors, community groups and organisations can collect and sell glass to the scheme for a financial benefit – the local rugby club, the marae in a rural community, even your kids’ school.
Funding will be available to assist community groups with support that will help them to become a collector.
It will pay the highest price to collectors who use best practice collection methods that recover 20-30% more glass for recycling with less contamination than mixed recycling collections.
It will be fully funded by the glass packaging industry.