New Zealand’s recycling practices are under the microscope, amid revelations that hundreds of tonnes of plastic are still being sent to countries like Malaysia and Thailand, NZ Herald reports. For years, concerns have been raised around the environmental damage caused to developing nations that accept plastic from the rest of the world to be processed. Recyclers in NZ argue the plastics sent offshore are of high-quality and recyclable, but a report released in April by Consumer NZ reveals that New Zealand is the second-worst country for packaging recyclability.
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