There should be an environment tax on the manufacture or import of significant waste items (eg 10c on every plastic bottle, plastic bag or car tyre)?
On average, everyone agrees with significant nonconsensus between 299 voters.
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There should be an environment tax on the manufacture or import of significant waste items (eg 10c on every plastic bottle, plastic bag or car tyre)
Reasons To Disagree
Once again the suggestion os introducing a tax to tackle a problem shows immense lack of thought, interest or imaginantion. The only people that end up paying these types of taxes are consumers and therefore you cannot force change by taxing a manufacturer when the manufacturer doesnt end up paying the tax anyway and therefore doesnt care
24 April 2006
See above comment. The only people who pay for such things are the consumers.
25 May 2006
Why can't we come up with something that won't be passed on to consumers?
10 November 2006
the government tries to tax everyone out of their hard-earned cash and they still sit with a huge surplace which does nothing.
24 March 2007
that tax would just go straight 2 da consumer
1 May 2008
Can't you think of anything other than taxation? In the end it is Y O U who pays!
22 December 2009
Reasons To Agree
Yes, absolutely, and make it a lot higher than a few cents!
13 August 2005
I would like to say a few words on how waste tyres should be properly treated. Currently, waste tyres poses an increasingly serious issue to us. We could quite often spot waste tyres simply dumped at public areas or along the roadside. Although there are tyre collectors who collect those waste tyres for shredding before landfill or transform the shredded rubber into products used as playground matting, the pollution caused by the waste tyre still remain due to the permit for landfill. The other factor why illegal dumping is still seen is that to collect one waste tyre, the tyre disposer has to pay say $2 - $3 each which when accumulated would mean a big sum especially to those who deal with waste tyres. So to stop this environmentally unfriendly behaviour, I agree that as one optiion a tax must be levied on the import of car tyres, not necessarily on old car tyres, but new ones as the new ones will become old ones within say a two year period. If the fee is levied on the import of new tyres, when it comes to disposing of the old tyres, there will be no fees required and I trust people would be happy to simply contact the tyre collector to pick them up. I am working for a company called Ponson International Investment Ltd based in Auckland. We have a very constructive business proposal and plan on how to tackle the waste tyre issues. We wish to work closely with the government and solve the waste tyre issue more satisfactorily and keep our New Zealand clean and green !!! Thanks for your prompt attention. Yours sincerely Thomas Tang
28 November 2005
There is an inherent cost with the manufacture, use and disposal of all modern items. If there is no tax then NZ is in effect accepting to pay for the cost of disposal. A tax would recognise this costs and hopefully fall in line with similar costs imposed internally
1 April 2007
Waste tyres...that was more than a few words...that was a speach!
13 September 2008
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