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WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup 2013. Wellington. why have a glass scheme? formal process supporting the glass packaged goods industry consistent with Government’s.

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1 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington

2 why have a glass scheme? formal process supporting the glass packaged goods industry consistent with Government’s expectations ultimate aim - no glass to landfill

3 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington the programme from glass mountains to new containers and alternative uses

4 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington what are the scheme’s objectives and what do they cover?

5 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington design specifications funding for infrastructure consumer education programmes and public place recycling promoting Love NZ research reduce carbon footprint

6 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington how is it financed? Members make a contribution by levies proportionate to the glass used by each member company at all stages of the container’s use. This applies to the container, the filling and the selling into the New Zealand market whether manufactured in New Zealand or imported.

7 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington empty glass importer filled glass importer local fillerretailerconsumer collection recycling landfill local glass manufacturer other uses

8 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington what is required of members? all members are required to provide specific data and meet common objectives to demonstrate commitment to the scheme

9 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington priority should be given to high value uses e.g. remanufacture into new containers

10 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington preferred collection methods an effective collection system which ensures colour separation and minimum contamination and maximum opportunity for reuse

11 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington reporting requirements & trends tonnages of glass utilised supply sources of containers glass recovered through recycling programmes volumes re melted into new containers volumes used in alternative uses lightweighting containers volume/weight of product packed into kgs of glass The full glass report

12 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington simplicity of dealing with one product i.e. single focus

13 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington Act regulations are framed towards metrics making it easier to apply to an individual material benefits become clear when addressing end of life options a single material gives a consistent carbon footprint

14 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington our formation and work to date has met the criteria for our product stewardship scheme to receive ministerial accreditation

15 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington interaction with local government, community groups, other industry sectors and consumers to facilitate glass recovery provision of funding for infrastructure of collection systems and research & development for alternative uses

16 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington promotion of environmental education novel approach in the creation of educational awareness programmes directed at youth using music, music icons and competitions

17 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington public place recycling and the glass packaging forum’s involvement in promoting Love NZ

18 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington contributions towards objectives to date $2,414, infrastructure bottle banks public place recycling researcheducation and much more…

19 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington independent assessment for accreditation responsibility of scheme manager to administer programme relevance of constitution to product stewardship scheme ability to deliver on KPIs increased membership to establish mandate more stringent reporting procedures demonstration of reduction of glass to waste

20 WasteMINZ Mid-Year Roundup Wellington For six years the Glass Packaging Forum has operated as a product steward for glass and its programme has now been refined into a formal, accreditable product stewardship scheme. Under the Act, Product Stewardship is a seven year programme. Operationally, we are at the early stages of the process and are fully aware that we are expected to deliver on objectives.


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