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In June 2006 the Ministry for the Environment held a workshop in Auckland to discuss the potential unintended consequences of a national levy on waste. The workshop was attended by Ministry for the Environment officials, local government, NGOs and industry. The workshop included presentations from Australian waste levy experts covering the implementation of waste levies in Victoria and New South Wales.
The resulting report has been prepared by the Ministry for the Environment to assist and inform the work on the use of waste levies and other options for funding waste minimisation activities. The views expressed in the report are those of the local government, NGO and industry attendees.
The report is not government policy, nor does it represent the Ministry’s position on the issues surrounding waste levies.