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Govt awards $525,000 to Maungakiekie environmental project


Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga
MP for Maungakiekie

18 March 2013 Media Statement

Government awards $525,000 to a local environmental project

Maungakiekie MP, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, has welcomed the announcement of $525,000 in government funding for an innovative waste minimisation project in Maungakiekie.

CID Resource Recovery Ltd in Onehunga will receive $525,000 in funding for help with plasterboard recycling.

“CID Resource Recovery Ltd will construct a waste plasterboard recycling plant at its existing resource recovery facility. 80% of the waste plasterboard will be converted into reusable gypsum product and the remaining 20% paper and contaminants such as nails will also be recycled,” Mr Lotu-Iiga said.

Nationally, more than $4 million has been awarded to 11 projects from the Waste Minimisation Fund.

“Using the Waste Minimisation Fund to support these projects is a practical step the Government can take to encourage New Zealanders to reuse, recycle, recover and decrease the amount of waste going to our landfills,” Mr Lotu-Iiga said.

“I encourage other manufacturers and distributors to think about and take responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products once they reach the end of their life cycle.

For more information on the Waste Minimisation Fund please visit: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/waste/waste-minimisation-fund/index.html

ENDS

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