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Retailers urged not to landfill leftover plastic bags

Published: Monday 1 July 2019

With the plastic bag ban coming into force on Monday, retailers are being urged not to landfill any leftover lightweight shopping bags. Landfilling leftover bags is a waste of resources.

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No single-use plastic shopping bags from 1 July

Published: Friday 28 June 2019

Make sure you pack a reusable bag when leaving home to avoid being caught bagless as the ban on single-use plastic bags come to effect on 1 July 2019.

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Aotea Great Barrier Island gets a community recycling centre

Published: Friday 28 June 2019

A new community recycling and reuse centre will soon open on Aotea – the sixth to open across Auckland, as part of Auckland Council’s Resource Recovery Network.

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Visy Recycling Centre open day a success

Published: Thursday 27 June 2019

Do you know what happens to your kerbside recycling once it leaves your place in the truck? At the recent Visy Open Day, 142 Aucklanders got a behind-the-scenes look at how their kerbside recycling gets sorted.

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Soft plastic recycling returns to Auckland

Published: Wednesday 26 June 2019

Aucklanders can once again recycle their plastic shopping bags and plastic wrappers with the i...

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Council goes circular on construction waste

Published: Monday 27 May 2019

The Auckland region is in the midst of a major building boom. While this is good news for new...

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New waste and resource recovery services support community to rethink waste

Published: Monday 27 May 2019

New transitional waste and resource recovery services are on the way for the transfer station...

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Make sure these 10 items go in your recycling bin every time

Published: Friday 11 January 2019

Most Aucklanders are good recyclers, but it's easy to get confused about how to 'recycle right...

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New service connects keen composters with scrap savers

Published: Friday 21 September 2018

A new online platform is helping connect people who want to recycle their kitchen scraps with their neighbours who already compost – letting them put more goodness back into their gardens.

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Papakura food waste collection

Published: Friday 21 September 2018

Papakura will be the first area in the Auckland region to get the new-three bin rubbish collection service and the first large-scale area to get a weekly food waste service.

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