It is understood that a cow will release methane gas by burping and farting every day,90% to 95% of which is excreted through the mouth, 5% to 10% are released in the form of feces and farts.
Therefore, the burp fee that New Zealand intends to levy is mainly aimed at two things: one is the methane emitted by farm livestock, which is mainly derived from the burps and farts of cattle and sheep; the other is nitrous oxide, which is mainly made from livestock urine fertilizers are produced.
The New Zealand government will calculate the actual tax based on the farm area, number of livestock, meat and milk production, and feed consumption when it is implemented. The specific amount has not yet been determined.
If the draft is approved within this year, it will be formally implemented after 3 years.New Zealand will be the first country in the world to impose the tax。