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Plastic Pails Make Positive Move to Pacific

Media Release 7th September 2005


Plastic Pails Make Positive Move to Pacific.


Thousands of unwanted plastic containers have a new lease on life thanks to a free service which is saving money for Bay of Plenty businesses – and helping the environment too.

Bay of Plenty company Pacific Pine Chemicals has put to good use 10,000 bottles and 1500 pails recently sourced through the Waste Exchange. Both products were business waste destined for the landfill.

The 20 litre buckets are now being used as storage containers for sap extracted from pine trees in Fiji. The 500 ml bottles, also destined for a life underground, are storing pinesap stimulant.

Edward McCulloh the Administration Manager of the Pacific Pine Chemicals Kawerau site, is delighted with the service provided by the Waste Exchange.

Waste Exchange coordinator Sue Wells says the service, through its networks, can save “an amazing amount of money” for companies. “With many transactions, we save one company any disposal cost and the other company any purchase costs. Everyone wins, including residents and councils, as we save landfill space and help the environment too.”

The Waste Exchange is a free service that is funded by Environment Bay of Plenty and the region’s local councils.

You can contact The Waste Exchange on Phone 0800 NO THROW or visit the website www.nothrow.co.nz.

ENDS

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