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Upper Hutt glass recycling grows in leaps and bounds

Upper Hutt City Council's Waste Minimisation Officer Millie Porter uses the newly upgraded public recycling centre. Upper Hutt’s recycling drop-off centre has proven so popular since it was upgraded in April 2019 its glass recycling capacity has had to be doubled. The Glass Packaging Forum, which helped fund the...

Grant keeps Far North glass recycling on the up and up

A truck offloads glass into one of the newly built storage bunkers built at the Kerikeri RE: Sort Resource Recovery Park. New Zealand’s newest resource recovery park is ramping up efforts to improve sustainability in the Far North, with help from the Glass Packaging Forum. The Kerikeri Re:Sort Resource...

A year of Tauranga glass recycling success

Glass is colour-sorted at kerbside as part of the Tauranga City Council's rates-funded glass collection service. Tauranga's kerbside glass recycling collection system has shown excellent results a year since it began, more than doubling collection rates. The Tauranga City Council reported 3,313 tonnes of glass was...

Grant helps take glass recycling to the people

Xtreme Zero Waste Raglan senior processor Kaleb Kingi, left, and processor Sean Dillon separate glass into the new trailer. Revelers at festivals and events around the Waikato will have little excuse not to recycle their glass bottles this coming summer after a grant doubled Xtreme Zero Waste’s ability to...