Plastics are valuable materials that should be recycled rather than disposed of to landfill.
There are four options available at the end of a plastic product's life:
24% of plastic packaging is now being diverted through private and public recycling operations. This recycling rate increased by 46% since 2003. However plastic that is not being recycled typically ends up in the landfill in New Zealand.
Discarding plastics as rubbish represents a waste of a valuable resource that can be segregated from the total waste stream to create sustainable recycled resins.
Recycling is a way every individual can help the environment every day - and it is easier to do than it has ever been.
Why Bother to Recycle?