The Real Cost of Emmissions Trading
Visy Pulp and Paper has predicted that proposed emissions trading schemes will encourage manufacturers to exploit our Asian neighbours and developing economies and shift waste off-shore in order to offset the emissions costs of general manufacturing. As recycling processes or remanufacturing attract carbon-costs but products are fundamentally carbon-neutral, Visy suggests that future schemes include:
- Credit for volunteers to the scheme cutting emissions in processes and supply chains;
- Recognition of inherent benefits of recycling; and
- That EITE (Emission-Intensive Trade Exposed) compensation should be based on actual cost of impost of a carbon price on activities.
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Posted On Sep 30, 2008