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Plastic recycling numbers are up, with less councils sending them to landfills

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 24 Oct 2022, 12:13pm
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Plastic recycling numbers are up, with less councils sending them to landfills

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 24 Oct 2022, 12:13pm

New records are being set for the amount of plastic being intercepted, and avoiding landfills.

It's down to more local councils expanding the types of plastic they collect, and recycle.

Polypropylene is now taken by nearly nine out of ten councils - that's the likes of ice cream and margarine containers.

Plastics NZ CEO, Rachel Barker says 97 percent of Kiwis can now recycle the plastic, up from 81 percent last year.

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