The NWRIC is conducting a new program that will be able to credit active recyclers in various communities listed in the article money as a reward for doing their part to improve the condition of Australia’s waste situation. Because the island is isolated, waste management becomes important. However, the NWRIC is having trouble on the financial end to accumulate enough funds to properly disperse the credits the same recyclers thought they had earned through the NSW scheme.
- The issues included: awarding tenders; negotiations between local councils and industry about the ownership of deposit containers; achieving clarity around payment for containers
- NWRIC CEO Max Spedding said there were several issues yet to be properly thrashed out and the rules around the scheme had been released only six months ago.
- He said operators could pull out if the CDS did not work for them, especially if there was a lack of collection points that made the scheme unviable.
“It is industry’s experience that where money can be made by transporting waste, businesses are set up.”