/ 29 June 2021

Kiwis wage war on plastic

And no, the fruit isn’t hitting back at those nifty spoon/knife contraptions… New Zealand will phase out all single-use plastics by 2025, driven by increasing calls for action from consumers, the government says. The country is currently one of the most plastic-hungry globally, with each Kiwi throwing away an average of 159 grams of plastic every day. The policy is estimated to save 2 billion single-use items from landfill every year. Plastic straws, cutlery, cotton buds and fruit bags/labels will be scrapped, but single-use cups, wet wipes and some polystyrene products were spared. As for Oz, it’s the states and territories that make the call about phasing out single-use plastics. And you’d better believe it’s a mixed (but hopefully reusable) bag

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