O-I NZ and Palmerston North City Council Increase Recycling

Glass container maker, O-I New Zealand (O-I NZ), hosted an education program for glass collectors in Palmerston North to maximise the amount of recycled glass (cullet) recovered from households across the city.

In December last year, Palmerston North City Council introduced two specially designed glass sorting trucks that enabled glass to be colour-sorted at the kerb.The new sorting process has resulted in an increase of more than 40 tonnes of glass per month, which is an impressive 42% increase in the volume of recovered cullet which will be used at O-I NZ’s Auckland manufacturing plant to make new jars and bottles.

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