Friday, April 27, 2012

Polystyrene recycling

Did you know that we now also take polystyrene at the Resource Recovery Centre? It is estimated that about 7 million wheelie bin equivalents of polystyrene are thrown away every year and only a small porportion of that is recovered and recycled. That has been the impetus for this new scheme involving several councils, including Port Phillip. Polystyrene takes up lots of valuable space in landfill - its mostly air. It is also distressing to see the little consituent beads make their way onto the beach and thence into the Bay. Find out more about the polystyrene recycling programme here.

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