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To: Hon. David Parker, Environment Minister

We want a comprehensive bottle refund scheme for Aotearoa

April 2022: The government has finally acted and a CRS has been proposed as part of wider recycling reforms and public consultation is happening now.

The proposed scheme IS comprehensive as we asked: it includes all materials (glass, plastic, metal, liquid paperboard), and all beverage types.

Now the focus of the campaign shifts: we need to make as many submissions to the government's proposal as possible by May 8. This will further encourage the government to implement a comprehensive, equitable, Tiriti-led scheme, that delivers maximum impact to the community and environment.
Check out our template submission and have your say!

Tell the Minister for the Environment, David Parker to support a comprehensive, all inclusive CRS; not a weak, watered-down scheme that won’t tackle our waste crisis.

Why is this important?

After years of campaigning from community groups, waste minimisation experts and councils and with the backing of the Environment Select Committee, we are the closest we have ever been to having a Container Return Scheme (CRS) implemented in NZ!

This scheme will have enormous benefits for our community, land and sea; higher recycling rates, more reuse, decrease in litter and green jobs for local people.

But we need it to be done right.

Right now, vested industry groups are trying to block a comprehensive CRS in New Zealand and have their products (such as glass) excluded.

Read more about our campaign on the Kiwi Bottle Drive website and check out the longer version of our open letter cosigned with other zero waste groups and like-minded organisations.

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Updates

2022-04-20 10:01:59 +1200

Petition is successful with 4,901 signatures

2022-04-19 23:10:30 +1200

The government has finally acted and a CRS has been proposed as part of wider recycling reforms and public consultation is happening now. We have until May 8 to rally as much support as possible; to send parliament a message one last time that we want a CRS that is comprehensive, equitable, Tirit-led and delivers maximum impact to the community and environment.
Check out our template submission and add your voice: https://community.greenpeace.org.nz/petitions/support-a-container-return-scheme-for-aotearoa

2021-05-11 08:48:49 +1200

We're running a bottle drive event in Wellington - check out the details here and bring your empty beverage containers to see how bottle deposits work! https://fb.me/e/2KSZ8ph7M

2021-05-06 19:42:41 +1200

1,000 signatures reached

2021-04-30 07:14:04 +1200

500 signatures reached

2021-04-22 07:34:17 +1200

100 signatures reached

2021-04-21 14:12:27 +1200

50 signatures reached

2021-04-21 11:36:37 +1200

25 signatures reached

2021-04-20 19:14:55 +1200

10 signatures reached