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No plastic bag recycling for Napier

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The Napier City Council has phased out the collection of plastic bags in its kerbside recycling programme as the number of offshore markets willing to recycle them continues to shrink.Transfer Station Rubbish Dump

From Monday 22 September 2014, plastic bags will no longer be accepted for recycling. However, people wanting to recycle other items such as (grade 1 to 7) plastic bottles, jars, containers , tin and aluminium cans and newspapers can still place them into plastic bags for collection.

Napier City Council environmental compliance officer Tracey Kirwan said Palmerston North Council had already banned plastic bags from recycling, and Auckland authorities are considering it too. “It’s become too difficult for contractors to find a market. Vietnam was their last resort but now they are rejecting them too.”

The main issues for the recycling contractors was the amount of contamination found in plastic bags such as food scraps and receipts. 

6 January 2015

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