PLASTIC BAGS NO LONGER ‘RECYCLABLE’

The Wellington City Council has apologised for misleading its residents into believing that their plastic bags were included in the list of recyclable materials, both on its website and on bin stickers.
According to a subsequent statement, the council explained that shopping bags had been stockpiled for an indefinite period of time, but its contractor eventually failed to find a market to dispose of them. Wellingtonians are now warned not to throw them into the recycling bins.