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NZ's Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme

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NZ's Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme

As New Zealanders we collectively loved the Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme. We dropped off our plastics at the supermarket to be collected for recycling but too many people took too much waste and we overwhelmed the Australian recycler to the point that they turned NZ’s soft plastics away. A New Zealand based recycler was announced and then the scheme was abruptly put on hold.  Recycling soft plastics seemed like a silver bullet – we could eat the same packaged foods without feeling guilty about creating landfill waste, or ocean plastic pollution. But the problem with recycling being proposed and sold as a solution is that...

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Reusable produce bags – the next lifestyle accessory in your trolley?

Posted by Helen (sales@) Rupp on

Reusable produce bags – the next lifestyle accessory in your trolley?
As Kiwis slowly begin to take a stance on their plastic wastage and disposal, we take a look at the new must-have item to covet. Hint: it’s bright, weighs only 9 grams and will end up saving you quite a few pennies.

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Plastic Free July - Swap Rubbish for Ocean Friendly

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Plastic Free July - Swap Rubbish for Ocean Friendly

By Hannah Beasley There is already a huge amount of plastic rubbish floating in the sea, causing a great deal of damage. We can't change what's happened in the past, but we can change our actions for the future. In Plastic Free July, which items are you going to swap for a reusable or biodegradable alternative?              The ocean covers 72 % of the planet and is home to 97% of life on Earth. It drives and moderates our climate and weather and is ultimately the source of the water we drink. But every year we are...

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