Comprehensive information on packaging recovery rates including international comparisons.

The Packaging Mass Balance (April 2015) report provides recovery rates comparable with other countries and over time.  Key highlights are:

    • New Zealand packaging recovery rates have increased over the past decade from around 100kg per person in 2003 to 122kg in 2013
    • Likewise the recovery rate has increased from around 4 tonnes per $1USm of GDP in 2003 to over 4.5 tonnes in 2013
    • Despite this upward trend there is less evidence of improvements in recovery rates in recent years, with 2013 appearing to be lower than 2012
    • From a per capita basis, packaging recovery rates in New Zealand appear to be above those found in the US but below Europe
    • The international comparison improves further when one accounts for differences in levels of economic activity     

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