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  • Product stewardship schemes have the potential to make inroads into waste reduction. However, current proposals are far too narrow.
  • Schemes also need to be investigated for common consumer goods. Electronic waste should be a priority, along with other potentially hazardous post-consumer goods.
  • Higher charges for disposal can encourage people to create less waste. But at the current rate of just $10 a tonne, the new waste levy may be more effective at raising revenue than reducing rubbish.
     

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There are many websites with advice on ways to reduce your waste. Here are some of them:

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