Get local councils to offer recycling for small plastics

Get local councils to offer recycling for small plastics

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Lewis & Son started this petition to Local councils in Australia

1.       Coffee capsules and small platics, like bottle tops, are generally not currently recoverable through most standard kerbside systems, and should not be placed in either recycling or organics bins by most people 

2.       Coffee capsules and small plastics are currently not acceptable in any kerbside comingled recycling bins. Compostable coffee capsules (including certified compostable coffee capsules) are currently not accepted in most kerbside organics recycling bins. 

3.       The only viable standard recovery system for coffee capsules and small plastics are dedicated, specialist recovery systems where consumers can drop-off or post-back certain branded coffee capsules to be recycled or composted. This is expensive and time consuming, making it unrealistic for most folks.

4.       Recovery through recycling is generally preferable to composting, as recycling keeps materials in a circular economy for longer. But since kerbside is not an option and no recycling centres in Australia can separate the materials out of general recycling because they are so small, we must lobby our local councils to have a segregated collection system for these pods to be recycled properly.

GET LOCAL COUNCILS TO OFFER CURBSIDE RECYCLING OPTIONS

 

 

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