Recycling will always be part of the ongoing process of eliminating waste and it’s our responsibility to make sure what can be recycled is recycled properly.
Recycling systems can only process recyclables that are clean – unwashed items can contaminate the recycling process. So take a moment to rinse food cans and glass jars before you pop them in the recycling bin.
Recycle at local collection points
Some plastic is processed in NZ which becomes part of other plastic products, such as drink bottles becoming meat trays. Much is exported for processing and further use.
Most soft plastic materials that are recycled are blended with other plastics to manufacture plastic fence posts, vegetable gardens and parking bumpers here in NZ.
E-waste collection points are opening up around NZ, they divert e-waste from landfills and recover valuable resources for recycling. The actual recycling happens overseas.
When you are out shopping, select items made from or packaged in aluminum, tins or glass, which can be recycled an infinite number of times.
Kiwi Recycling News Recycle Reduce
A growing appetite for effective recycling has seen more than 70,000 RecycleKiwi waste separation bin stickers distributed throughout New Zealand. RecycleKiwi, a public education programme to help improve waste management, was launched 20 months ago by commercial cleaning company CrestClean.