Add a tax to plastic bottles that can be partially reclaimed when recycled

Add a tax to plastic bottles that can be partially reclaimed when recycled

A user pays packaging system. This has worked particularly well in France where a 0.20c extra charge was put on all plastic bottles then you could claim most of that back when you took it to a vending machine which paid you out. This could work on other items & uses the supplier barcode to claim & identify. Even if some don't care to collect It would give those that need extra money a productive way to earn (kids, homeless etc) & keep NZ green. The best thing is it's not re inventing the wheel, the technology already exists & it pays for itself. We need to do something to reduce the waste going to landfill & I think this would be a positive start