The other solution, suggested a trust in Aotearoa who deal with e-waste is to make importers and manufacturers pay a waste disposal levy for every product they introduce into the country. The money would go into a pool to fund waste management projects, and the levy would reflect the real cost of disposing of a given product in an eco-friendly manner.
@mlg of course that's the PR key message. How else would you make people join forces with the corporations who are trashing our habitat for short-term profit, against the environmental activists who are desperately trying to prevent that? Educating people that businesses are taxing the public, by making us pay for kerbside collection of rubbish they create for private profit, might help inoculate folks against that kind of PR.
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