The Glass Packaging Forum is working hard to assist councils in the Hawke’s Bay ensure as much glass as possible continues to be recycled in Auckland following Cyclone Gabrielle’s effect on the region’s roading network.
An extra 420km and six hours have been added to the trip to get glass for recycling to Auckland via the only remaining road. We have released an immediate $25,000 in funding to assist with increased transport costs for Napier City Council, Hastings District Council – Te Kaunihera ā-Rohe o Heretaunga and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council.
The team will stay in close contact with councils to keep tabs on what further assistance is needed in the medium to longer term to prevent glass from going to landfill.
(Photo credit: John Cowpland Alphapix)