South Island glass recycling in crisis

A new group has been established to address the problem of what to do with a mountain of recycled glass in New Zealand. Recyclers say glass recycling in the South Island is in crisis, with huge glass mountains piling up because it is too expensive to freight it to Auckland.

They are calling for the government to impose levies on all glass importers and manufacturers to help ease the situation.

The Glass Forum has been set up, representing glass manufacturers, importers, fillers and sellers.

Its spokesman John Webber says the Forum will address the issues surrounding glass packaging and look at uses for the recycled product.

Mr Webber says the work will be funded through levies on the entire glass industry.

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