Changes will come into effect 10 June 2019
Waste Management Upper Hutt private substation residential recycling customers will no longer be able to place plastic grades 3-7 in their recycling bin.
When will this change be made?
The change will be made effective on Monday 10 June 2019.
Why’s this happening?
In 2018 China confirmed that it would no longer import a range of recyclable materials and that quality standards for accepted materials would increase dramatically. This included many types of plastic materials.
These changes have meant that western countries, from New Zealand and Australia to the USA and European nations, can no longer send these materials to China. Other countries have since followed China’s lead in banning or putting tight quality restrictions on what they will accept.