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Mandatory 10c tax on plastic bags.

Mandatory 10c tax on plastic bags.

A charge on plastic bags is a simple way to get consumers to change their behaviors. As a percentage of the total grocery spend, the charge is realistically less than 1%, but can have a great impact on consumers putting more consideration into their shopping decisions.

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    • Anna White
      tagged this with important 2016-12-10 20:10:27 +1300
    • Chelsea Finnie
      tagged this with important 2016-12-03 22:49:12 +1300
    • Paul Eaton
      tagged this with important 2016-11-28 21:45:07 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-28 15:46:06 +1300
      This is good. Overseas based experience and it’s a case of preventing externalization of costs, e.g. from producer to environment. Potentially tax packaging that doesn’t offer a realistic path for recycling via refund.
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-28 14:26:58 +1300
      We should be doing the same for plastic bottles. It’s common overseas & didn’t seem to complicated. A partial refund was given by vending machines to promote recycling
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-28 14:26:57 +1300
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      commented 2016-11-25 21:57:17 +1300
      This is another idea where a tax woukd be appropriate for an ill where the cost is externalized from the consumer – this time to the environment. I’m supportive of ‘fix broken stuff’ tax incentives.
    • Graeme Kiyoto-Ward
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 21:57:17 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-25 16:23:51 +1300
      Not a top 7 issue but a good issue anyway. I agree it should be more than $0.10 . A large fine for those that don’t comply. The charge must flow down from the importation of the bags.
    • Jerry Cerveny
      commented 2016-11-25 16:09:25 +1300
      10C is not enough, $0.50 would have a signifiantly stronger impact and would fund DOC to a point
    • Jerry Cerveny
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 16:09:25 +1300
    • James Fulton
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 14:47:45 +1300
    • Bart Brichau
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 14:42:26 +1300
    • Nathan Rattray
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 14:22:09 +1300
    • David Johnston
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 13:13:31 +1300
    • David Johnston
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 13:13:19 +1300