A recycle revolution

LETTER

Re: Plastic becomes aggregate, March 1 story.

What an encouraging article.

For the past year Gisborne residents have been forced to play an unwilling part in destroying our clean and green image by being forced to throw plastic bags and other “unsuitable” plastic items into our rubbish bags, from where it goes straight into landfill.

Considering the very large number of such items — what packaging is not plastic — the environmental impact is fearsome. The improving effects of past recycling are steadily being lost.

However, thanks to the ingenious recycle revolution instituted by Enviroplas, an Auckland-based company, these days are surely over. Enviroplaz says it will take any type of plastic and turn it into a rock-like substance — which means big savings on concrete in construction.

And what a plus for our local council to show some real, positive concern for our environment!

Admittedly there will be some cost in making a collection and a regular delivery of all plastic materials to Auckland, but who I wonder would complain about the addition of a few cents per household to our rates in order to support the development and long-term benefit of this brilliant innovation!

George Munro

Re: Plastic becomes aggregate, March 1 story.

What an encouraging article.

For the past year Gisborne residents have been forced to play an unwilling part in destroying our clean and green image by being forced to throw plastic bags and other “unsuitable” plastic items into our rubbish bags, from where it goes straight into landfill.

Considering the very large number of such items — what packaging is not plastic — the environmental impact is fearsome. The improving effects of past recycling are steadily being lost.

However, thanks to the ingenious recycle revolution instituted by Enviroplas, an Auckland-based company, these days are surely over. Enviroplaz says it will take any type of plastic and turn it into a rock-like substance — which means big savings on concrete in construction.

And what a plus for our local council to show some real, positive concern for our environment!

Admittedly there will be some cost in making a collection and a regular delivery of all plastic materials to Auckland, but who I wonder would complain about the addition of a few cents per household to our rates in order to support the development and long-term benefit of this brilliant innovation!

George Munro

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