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A&P society gets behind recycling scheme


The South Otago A&P Society has joined forces with Fonterra to reduce excess waste as part of a recycling scheme.

The society will be part of Fonterra's pouch recycling programme TerraCycle.

A-and-P-recycingThe scheme was launched in August of last year and allowed New Zealanders to collect yoghurt pouches to be recycled into other products such as pencil cases, chairs and park benches.

South Otago A&P society member Kate Wilson spearheaded the idea for the society to join up with the recycling project.

Items from Fonterra and Colgate, such as yoghurt pouches, empty toothpaste bottles and tubes, could all be recycled via a collection bin at the Balclutha Library.

‘‘Everything has its place and that place isn't always the landfill.''The society received $1 for every 1kg of recycled product.

Fonterra environmental manager Nic Bishop said the recycling programme was a great way to give back to the local community and look after the environment.