First Tauranga collections a success

The new, rates-funded kerbside glass collection service in Tauranga has already diverted over 140 tonnes of glass bottles and jars from landfill to be recycled at O-I New Zealand in Auckland.

The fortnightly service began on November 1, with residents having been issued blue crates for their empty glass bottles and jars. The Glass Packaging Forum is proud to have funded around a quarter of the costs of the crates though a grant of $165,000 – the biggest grant awarded by the Forum to date.

Read more about the first weeks of the service a the New Zealand Herald.