New Zealand Recycling Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"In 2020, approximately 413,000 tonnes of waste was recycled in New Zealand."

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"New Zealanders use about 1.76 billion plastic containers each year."

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"In 2019, 123,714 tonnes of paper and cardboard were recycled in New Zealand."

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"Around 40% of New Zealand’s landfilled waste is composed of organic materials, which could be composted or reused."

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"Only 29% of plastic bottles in New Zealand are recycled, well below the global average of 50%."

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"New Zealand has more than 800 soft plastic recycling drop-off points across the country."

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"In 2019, New Zealand recycled 50,966 tonnes of PET plastic products."

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"New Zealand recycling facilities process more than 270 tonnes of plastic per month."

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"Approximately 4% of New Zealand’s total waste is sent overseas for recycling."

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