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#268246 7-Mar-2020 15:06
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Hello,

Does anyone know if yoghurt containers can be put in the recycle bin? I can't find anything on the Auckland council website or www.makethemostofwaste.co.nz

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  #2434294 7-Mar-2020 15:28
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Surely it depends on the yoghurt container? There are several different types. If there is no number that will tell you then I would assume it goes in the bin.

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  #2434302 7-Mar-2020 15:49
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It says number 6 so I assume that's ok to check in the recycle bin?

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  #2434304 7-Mar-2020 15:51
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simon14: It says number 6 so I assume that's ok to check in the recycle bin?


Only if your local recycling takes 6. Most don't.

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  #2434305 7-Mar-2020 16:05
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I can't believe you didn't ask Binny!

 

Yogurt containers are recyclable

 

Just double check that these are not made of polystyrene. Have a look underneath - if you see the number 6 stamped in the plastic, it's polystyrene and can't be recycled.


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  #2434317 7-Mar-2020 17:17
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An alternative solution - avoid eating gone off milk marketed as food..!😇






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  #2434318 7-Mar-2020 17:30
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Make your own

 
 
 
 




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  #2434330 7-Mar-2020 19:02
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So we have some conflicting awnsers here.

Binny says grade 6 can't be put in the recycle bin, yet the Auckland council website says that grade 1 to 7 can.

Now I'm even more confused. It shouldn't be this complicated if they want people to recycle.

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  #2434342 7-Mar-2020 19:48
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caveat - just because it says you can put something in the recycling bin does not mean they actually end up getting recycled





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  #2434351 7-Mar-2020 20:28
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What brand of yoghurt is it using polystyrene based containers?

Most yoghurt is LDPE (4) with some being HDPE (2).

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  #2434361 7-Mar-2020 22:11
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I know some council's are only taking grades 1 & 2 now, due to China not accepting the higher grades anymore.




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We live in Upper Hutt and can only recycle plastics 1 & 2. We eat A LOT of yoghurt, our son devours it and the tubs, large and small, are all #5.

Apparently there's a climate emergency but we cant even recycle yoghurt containers. We are doomed!

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  #2434394 8-Mar-2020 08:40
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Porirua City Council has also recently stopped accepting anything except types 1 and 2. It's my understanding that this is becoming common practice across councils.




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  #2434423 8-Mar-2020 10:30
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sbiddle: What brand of yoghurt is it using polystyrene based containers?

Most yoghurt is LDPE (4) with some being HDPE (2).


It's the Uno brand;




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