Recycling soft plastics
Is there a place to recycle soft plastics in Gisborne?
Much of our large family’s rubbish for the weekly kerbside collection is non-recyclable soft plastics from food packaging.
We try to minimise the rubbish we create each week by composting, recycling and buying plastics 1 and 2 where possible, but we are still left with large amounts of soft plastics each week.
Footnote response from Gisborne District Council:
Some selected stores in Auckland offer a soft plastic recycling scheme. However, it has never been available in Gisborne.
Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC) does offer free recycling drop-off through Terracycle for Dolce Gusto coffee pods and Colgate and Glad products.
TEC also offers a recycling drop-off point for household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and mobile phones.