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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1807/S00307.htm Industry welcomes statement about compostable packaging Thursday, 12 July 2018, 11:27 am Press Release: Public Place Recycling Scheme Industry welcomes Environment Commissioner’s statement about compostable packaging. Lyn Mayes, Manager of The Public Place Recycling Scheme, welcomes the Environment Commissioner’s release of an online resource to help consumers better understand how to dispose of biodegradable and compostable plastics. “We’re pleased that the Environment Commissioner recognises the confusion surrounding compostable bags and packaging and has investigated the situation and what needs to happen. Mr Upton is correct in saying that people can’t just put most products onto their home compost heaps or into their recycling bins. We need to have a NZ standard which identifies where and how they can be composted as well as develop the infrastructure to process them,” says Mayes. [....]

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