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More Marlborough glass back to the furnace

Recycling is set to become far more accessible for residents and visitors in the Marlborough Sounds and Awatere Valley. A $10,000 grant from the Glass Packaging Forum has enabled the Marlborough District Council to expand its Rural Community Recycling programme to include Okiwi Bay in the...

Bins with a story to tell

Events are not only a source of colour-sorted glass to go back to the furnace, but a chance to educate the public about glass recycling. And this event company has bins with a story to tell! Clean Event, an Auckland-based company working with the majority of...

Making wheelie good use of solar power

The Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre has found a way to harness the power of the sun as it gears up for the busy festive season. The recycling centre recently began using a solar-powered wheelie bin lifter for glass recycling after being granted $11,000 by the Glass...

Recycling on the go

Visitors account for a good portion of recyclable glass in tourism hot spots like Queenstown. The Glass Packaging Forum has provided funding for a colour-separated public bottle bank and the related service costs for Pak n’ Save Queenstown. It is proving to be a great way to...

Festival funding keeps the glass flowing

It’s not only businesses, councils and community recyclers who make use of GPF funding. The organisers of Splore, a boutique music and arts festival outside Auckland, sought funding to improve glass recycling at the event. The festival has a strong environmental theme and in keeping with...