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  # 1962658 23-Feb-2018 08:50
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Shrinkflation. Again. Seriously. Went to get a few bits at New World this morning, and they've bought some new carrying baskets, and even those bloody things are smaller. Arrrrrgh.

 

 

I noticed that too. I wasn't sure whether they were actually smaller or just looked that way due to being more "rounded" but I suspect that you're right.


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  # 1962668 23-Feb-2018 09:21
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Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1962669 23-Feb-2018 09:22
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Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTF!? that isn't a small thing, that's massive! 


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  # 1962671 23-Feb-2018 09:24
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surfisup1000:

 

Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting. Our glass has to go in a separate recycling bin from all the other recycling stuff.





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  # 1962674 23-Feb-2018 09:26
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Yeah that's nuts. Glass recycling is a very energy efficient re-use of resources.

 

What council is this?

 

 


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  # 1962676 23-Feb-2018 09:28
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rb99:

 

Shrinkflation. Again. Seriously. Went to get a few bits at New World this morning, and they've bought some new carrying baskets, and even those bloody things are smaller. Arrrrrgh.

 

 

I noticed that too. I wasn't sure whether they were actually smaller or just looked that way due to being more "rounded" but I suspect that you're right.

 

 

Was too busy moaning to myself about it to measure properly, but then all the old baskets have conveniently disappeared so you can't compare directly and the metal wheely things they sit in look less than filled. If I can't fit a loaf in sideways like I used to there's going to be a (really small) revolution in EBOP.





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  # 1962678 23-Feb-2018 09:29
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rb99:

 

surfisup1000:

 

Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting. Our glass has to go in a separate recycling bin from all the other recycling stuff.

 

 

In Auckland, it's all in one bin.

 

In Thames-Coromandel we have to put glass ina crate, paper/plastic/metal in the wheelie bin.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1962684 23-Feb-2018 09:34
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surfisup1000:

 

Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTF!? that isn't a small thing, that's massive! 

 

 

This is their reasoning...

 

Glass can contaminate other recyclable materials.
Glass collected in mixed recycling often breaks and contaminates other recyclable materials. As a result, a lot of the glass collected in mixed recycling now goes to landfill, along with all the other materials in the bin that it contaminates

 

I can promise, there will be far more glass going to landfill after this change.People pay for collection services for a reason.

 

It sounds like it might backfire though, council are now looking at bringing waste collection back in-house....

 

Waste management have labelled this new scheme 'bins for better communities'.    More like marketing people spinning crap ...meh!


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  # 1962685 23-Feb-2018 09:36
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rb99:

 

surfisup1000:

 

Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting. Our glass has to go in a separate recycling bin from all the other recycling stuff.

 

 

In Auckland, it's all in one bin.

 

In Thames-Coromandel we have to put glass ina crate, paper/plastic/metal in the wheelie bin.

 

 

Yes, and this should have been the solution. But, I think this is really just a cost reduction exercise using the environment as an excuse.   Kind of like hotels telling you to reuse towels. 


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  # 1962686 23-Feb-2018 09:36
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kryptonjohn:

 

rb99:

 

surfisup1000:

 

Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting. Our glass has to go in a separate recycling bin from all the other recycling stuff.

 

 

In Auckland, it's all in one bin.

 

In Thames-Coromandel we have to put glass ina crate, paper/plastic/metal in the wheelie bin.

 

 

Same in Whakatane (the bit about Thames I mean). Recycling alternates with green waste so they get done every two weeks.





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  # 1962687 23-Feb-2018 09:37
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In Wellington we have separate paper/plastic and glass collection days. There's no "contamination". Done.





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  # 1962689 23-Feb-2018 09:39
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Yeah that's nuts. Glass recycling is a very energy efficient re-use of resources.

 

What council is this?

 

 

Tauranga, council outsourced waste collections to private companies so the council has no control (although, maybe they were careless for not mandating minimum standards)

 

https://wastemanagement.co.nz/for-business/products/changes-to-glass-recycling


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  # 1962698 23-Feb-2018 10:07
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In Wellington we have separate paper/plastic and glass collection days. There's no "contamination". Done.

 

 

All in one bin for us Aucklanders. We contaminate. Because we can!

 

Actually, we took our cubs on a tour of the recycling plant, where they have some very clever machinery that separates out the different types ff recyclables.

 

I'm not sure if it all then goes behind a curtain and put in a truck to the landfill through...

 

 


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  # 1962795 23-Feb-2018 10:59
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Our rubbish collection service!  They've just told us they no longer accept glass in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have a rubbish collection service?

 

We pay a private contractor for ours because SWDC do not come as far as our house, a whole 3 minutes drive from the centre of the village..! They still want $3,000+ a year in rates, of course.






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  # 1962915 23-Feb-2018 12:00
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The regional council here is doing "Long Term Plan" consultation. One of the questions they have is around how to fund bus services.

 

Option 1. Increase rates.
Option 2. Increase rates in a different way.
Option 3. Increase rates in a third way.

 

How about "charge the people that actually use the buses"?


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