Cuts to Gisborne plastic recycling scheme a ‘wake up call’

Mixed bales of grade three to seven plastics waiting for export. Picture: RNZ

Gisborne residents are no longer able to recycle ice cream containers and yoghurt pots. Difficulties finding reputable or sustainable recycling markets have led Gisborne District Council’s rubbish contractor, Waste Management New Zealand, to stop taking grade three to seven plastics from the kerbside. This leaves only grades one and two plastics, which are used in […]

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