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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick G View Post
    They get into the beach by being blown or washed into waterways.
    I know how they get there but we have never let one go so they can't blow into a waterway.
    We don't litter - ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    most streets on a slope

    above the coast

    like queen st.

    wash straight to the sea

    not a problem when it's rainwater runoff

    big problem when it's a all, coffee cups and lids, fast food wrappers etc
    Take some responsibility and look after your rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    I
    - hold the recycled news papers then out with the recycling
    - out with the soft plastic recycling that the supermarket has now given up on.
    In our office, we have recycle bins and normal rubbish bins etc and people put things separately. But one day, a colleague of mine saw the cleaner who came to empty those bins (he put both into the same big plastic bag and took it away .... perhaps to end up in landfill after all the effort to put things in recycle bins.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATM View Post
    In our office, we have recycle bins and normal rubbish bins etc and people put things separately. But one day, a colleague of mine saw the cleaner who came to empty those bins (he put both into the same big plastic bag and took it away .... perhaps to end up in landfill after all the effort to put things in recycle bins.)
    Quite common.
    But the trust was about the bags getting into the marine environment and this wouldn't cause that either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATM View Post
    In our office, we have recycle bins and normal rubbish bins etc and people put things separately. But one day, a colleague of mine saw the cleaner who came to empty those bins (he put both into the same big plastic bag and took it away .... perhaps to end up in landfill after all the effort to put things in recycle bins.)
    I think this is quite normal.
    Recycling never works - it's uneconomic.
    All the 'recycled' plastic and packaging used to get sent to China and dumped in wastelands.
    Later it got sent to Vietnam and dumped in a swamp.
    Now it just sits in storage in NZ - eventually it will be sent to a landfill.
    A total waste of effort for all those sweet people who carefully place their waste in the correct coloured recycle bins.
    You don't hear much about this in the media.

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    Anyone else noticed shoppers walking out of New World clutching 4 or 5 items in their arms and a pissed-off look on their faces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    Anyone else noticed shoppers walking out of New World clutching 4 or 5 items in their arms and a pissed-off look on their faces?
    I usually shop at a Countdown Metro. Many customers are office workers or tourists. They often don't have bags so seem to buy a plastic bag or just buy a couple of things for lunch. Possibly instead of 3 or 4. No room in suit pockets for reusable bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    Recycling never works - it's uneconomic.
    So what's your solution?
    Try Radenbrea Studios for hand-made designer jewellery. Especially if you're looking for a great gift for your lady love.
    Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

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    Just dump it at the landfill.
    That way it's disposed in an (hopefully) environmentally-friendly manner.
    Instead of being shipped to asia and dumped on a river bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artemis View Post
    I usually shop at a Countdown Metro. Many customers are office workers or tourists. They often don't have bags so seem to buy a plastic bag or just buy a couple of things for lunch. Possibly instead of 3 or 4. No room in suit pockets for reusable bags.
    Yep.
    I haven't seen one happy shopper skipping around the supermarket exclaiming how good it is to shop now that the thin plastic shopping bags have gone.
    Not one person has said that they now look forward to doing the weekly shop and spending $300 and having to drag around their cloth bags.

    I have bought some bin liners and they cost 15c each which surprised me.
    The same price as the thick plastic checkout bags.
    What should I do?
    Buy bin liners or use the thick plastic checkout bags?


 

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