This brings us to the 21st century. In recent years we have seen some major developments including Wellington City Council’s adoption of He anamata para kore mō Pōneke, a zero waste future for Wellington, our strategy for creating a zero waste city.
Some of the strategy’s targets include reducing kerbside waste per capita by 40 percent, reducing total waste to landfill by 50 percent, and diverting 50 to 70 percent of organic waste from the landfill – all by 2030.
It’s hoped the standardisation of recycling across the country will help with that – as now we all know exactly what to recycle and how – no matter where we are.
There’ll be no difference to recycling in Wellington City now that nationwide recycling standards have kicked in. Wellington City Council has been keeping tabs on the changes, and has made sure any updates to our kerbside recycling has been in line with what’s been coming.
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