World Recycling

Soft plastic recycling resumes in Christchurch

Special recycling bins for plastic wrappers and bags have returned to four Countdown supermarkets and seven The Warehouse stores across Christchurch. More locations including New World stores will join the programme over the coming weeks.

Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle

Coca-Cola is to test a paper bottle. The prototype is made from an extra-strong paper shell that still contains a thin plastic liner, but the goal is to create a 100% recyclable, plastic-free bottle capable of preventing gas escaping.

Michelin announces first tyre recycling plant

Tyre producer Michelin is beginning construction on its first tyre recycling plant in collaboration with Enviro, a Swedish company that has developed a patented technology to recover carbon black, oil, steel and gas from end-of-life tyres.