Plastic bags and Tetra Pak cartons banned from Christchurch’s kerbside recycling bin NZPosted on September 24, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Christchurch City Council is no longer accepting plastic bags or Tetra Pak cartons in kerbside recycling.
Tetra Pak cartons would also be banned from the yellow bin. The lining in the cartons that allowed them to hold liquid was not able to be recycled in the same way other cardboard products were, Trotter said.
The cartons were still being recycled in Auckland, but the city did not recycle plastic bags.
Greenpeace NZ oceans campaigner Emily Hunter said the council’s move highlighted the New Zealand’s broken recycling system and the Government needed to regulate the plastics market.
“We need real solutions to deal with plastic recycling. Simply putting it into landfill is not going to solve it.”
She wanted to see the Government adopt innovative ways to reduce the usage of plastic, including introducing refillable containers with a refund system for returns.