Recycling soft plastic hits Wellington

Posted by recycleyourpackaging on October 25, 2016

The Government is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into a new scheme aimed at recycling millions of plastic bags.

Plastic bags usually end up at the rubbish dump, but increasingly, used bags end up being recycled into park benches and even traffic bollards.

The Love NZ soft plastic recycling programme has bins in more than 200 stores and supermarkets across Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch. It has already saved 18 million bags from landfills, and now it has started operating in the capital, helped by a Government grant.