Container Refund Scheme Released

Posted September 28, 2020

The AMR model adds the container deposit to the market rate for aluminium cans, significantly boosting the money the public will receive for their cans. 

Because metal recyclers process only metals, the resulting 'used beverage containers (UBC)' for export are of higher quality because they have less contamination.  A higher quality product means higher value for export earnings for an industry that employs 1,150 FTEs from around New Zealand.  In addition, metal recyclers will use the opportunity to educate the public about all the other metal items that can be recycled - increasing the recycling rates of materials that are often dumped at the roadside or thrown into a red (waste) kerbside bin.

You can download the AMR proposal here.