PM pushes green line - biofuels, waste tax
5:00AM Wednesday February 14, 2007
By Audrey Young ?

A new local rubbish tax, the mandatory introduction of biofuels by petrol stations and making Government departments plant trees are part of a sweep of measures Labour says will make New Zealand a world leader in sustainability.

Helen Clark said yesterday in her annual Prime Minister's statement to Parliament that sustainability could become part of the country's identity - and compared it to the force of the New Zealand's anti-nuclear position.

"Our nuclear-free policy and the values which inspire it have become central to our national identity and how we project ourselves to the world.

"And so it must be with this century's environmental sustainability challenge.

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