EarthSavvy blog — recycling

Why Ecobricks are not the saviour of our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Why Ecobricks are not the saviour of our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Collective cries of despair rang out across Aotearoa in December last year as diligent recyclers heard the news that NZ's Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme was being abruptly brought to a halt.  The Packaging Forum (who ran the scheme) announced that "changes to global recycling have meant that we're now collecting more than we can currently process in New Zealand".

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A visit to Visy: my recycling reccie

A visit to Visy: my recycling reccie

I was a child of the 80’s…an era when the prevailing environmental message was “recycle! recycle! recycle!”.  I have fond memories of going on a school trip to the Coca Cola factory where they taught us about the many interesting ways that one could repurpose a plastic Coke bottle.  We even got to take home the (*cough* propaganda) handy reuse booklet.  Bird feeder, anyone?  

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