Is recycling always better than starting from scratch?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:50 pm on 30 June 2020

The Wellington City Council will no longer accept low grade plastics as part of its recycling operation.

This includes common items like biscuit trays, squeezable sauce bottles, and packaging for fresh pasta. 

The Council says peoples consumer habits need to change...

Sustainability business Thinkstep ANZ says we all need to know more about the recycling process - including the fact that in some cases recycling is not always better for the environment. 

Stack of plastic bottles for recycling.

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