Campaigners scoff at industry claims
December 7 2005
Large industry in New Zealand is being urged to look to other countries operating successful bottle deposit and reuse programmes before deciding they can't recycle glass. Motueka based Community Action for People and Planet is upset at reported comments from two industry leaders that glass bottle recycling isn't economically sustainable. Spokesman Duncan Eddy says Europe offers numerous examples, while Canada's beer industry prefers refillable bottles as they're a much less expensive packaging option.