I was really surprised at how much plastic I have been ‘recycling’ that doesn’t make the grade.
In Hastings District the council will only recycle two types of plastic – 1 (PET), 2 (HDPE). Everything else ends up in a landfill either here or someone else in the world.
So what does that mean that you can recycle?
- PET is most commonly used for soft drink and water bottles – clear and coloured bottles – in a range of sizes. Other uses of PET include cleaning containers, personal care bottles, some meat trays, punnets for berries and tomatoes, and plastic clam shells for muffins and baked goods.
- HDPE is most commonly used for dairy containers such as milk and cream bottles, and SOME ice-cream containers, juice bottles, shampoo, cleaning and detergent bottles.
And that’s it folks!
PS. Big thanks to Waipā District Council for such informative resources!