*Plastic bags and wraps
*Foil lined food pouches
*Toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes
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26 tonnes of baled cardboard and paper off on its journey to be recycled!
ASHBURTON THIS AMOUNT IS ONLY A WEEKS WORTH!!! Recycling one tonne of paper and
cardboard can save up to 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy - enough to power the average U.S. home for six months-and reduce greenhouse gas emissions!
Wastebusters have BIG NEWS!! We now have the contract with the Packaging Forum to recycle all soft plastics at Wastebusters which we pick up from participating Christchurch supermarket drop off points and Ashburton supermarket drop off points and also participating Christchurch and Ashburton Warehouse stores! More i information coming! We are very excited to find yet another solution to detrimental waste in Ashburton and surrounding areas 'Soft Plastics' means plastic bags and wraps that you can scrunch in your hand. Bins are situated at Ashburton Countdown and New World stores and Ashburton The Warehouse and you can also bring them in to Wastebusters recycling depot. Look for these bins at the supermarkets or bring into Wastebusters. Up to now in Ashburton silver lined plastic wraps and crinkly and crunchy wrapping has not been able to be recycled. It has been a popular item entering our waste stream. Wastebusters are over the moon that this waste is part of our contract with the Packaging Forum! YES! You can now recycle packaging such as silver lined packaging like biscuit wraps, chip packets and muesli bar wrappers and crinkly and crunchy packaging such as confectionary bags and pasta packaging along with all other plastic wraps at the Ashburton drop off points and at Wastebusters!
5 Reasons Why People Should Recycle
1. “Recycling saves energy.”
Recycling saves energy because the manufacturer doesn’t have to produce something new from raw natural resources. By using recycled materials we save on energy consumption, which keeps production costs down.
2. “Recycling reduces landfills.”
Recycling reduces the need for more landfills. No one wants to live next to a landfill.
3. “Recycling preserves our resources and protects wildlife.”
By recycling, we reduce the need to destroy habitats for animals. Paper recycling alone saves millions of trees.
4. “Recycling is good for the economy.”
Recycling and purchasing recycled products creates a greater demand for more recycled goods. Goods made from recycled materials use less water, creates less pollution and uses less energy.
5. “Recycling helps our climate problems.”
Recycling produces considerably less carbon, which reduces the amount of unhealthy greenhouse gas omissions.
Polystyrene presents unique environmental problems due to its lightweight nature, it easily blows out of sites and is detrimental to marine life and our waterways. Because of its size it takes up alot of landfill space and will stay in the landfill for hundreds of years. Wastebusters have a solution for Ashburton businesses and locals! We can now recycle clean white polystyrene packaging! Please bring your polystyrene packaging into Wastebusters or if your a business please give us a ring!