This study, commissioned by the New Zealand Waste Levy Action Group, maps out how, by raising and restructuring its waste disposal levy – currently just $10 (£5) per tonne – New Zealand could boost its gross value added (GVA) by $500 million (£287m).

A summary of the report is also available here.

The New Zealand Waste Levy Action Group, a consortium of public and private sector organisations, published this report at a time when New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment (MfE) is reviewing the levy – currently one of the lowest in the developed world.

The report maps out an effective transition to the new system using a waste disposal levy escalator process over 7 years, echoing the process that saw UK recycling rates increase dramatically in the 2000s. It also outlines an implementation programme with suggested timings and actions.

This report is available free of charge. Please provide a few details about yourself and one of the team will email you the full report shortly.