What is Recycled?

The mainstream waste items collected for recycling in New Zealand do not necessarily stay here to be made into new products. New Zealand simply does not have the manufacturing base as our population, and therefore consumption, is much smaller than larger countries that can justify manufacturing plants. Cardboard and glass tends to be converted into new products within NZ, whereas most plastic, paper and metal resources are sent overseas for re-manufacture.

Cardboard Recycling

Cardboard Recycling

This is what typically happens to cardboard collected for recycling in NZ. Read On...
 
Paper Recycling

Paper Recycling

This is what typically happens to paper collected for recycling in NZ. Read On...
 
Plastic Container Recycling

Plastic Container Recycling

This is what typically happens to plastics collected for recycling in NZ. Read On...
 
Aluminium Can Recycling

Aluminium Can Recycling

This is what typically happens to aluminium cans collected for recycling in NZ. Read On...
 
Steel Can Recycling

Steel Can Recycling

This is what typically happens to steel cans collected for recycling in NZ. Read On...
 
Glass Bottle Recycling

Glass Bottle Recycling

This is what typically happens to glass collected for recycling in NZ. Read On...
 
Food Waste Recycling

Food Waste Recycling

This is what typically happens to food waste collected for recycling in NZ. Read On...
 
E-Waste Recycling

E-Waste Recycling

This is what typically happens to e-waste collected for recycling in NZ. Read On...