Fun Facts

Did you know recycled paper is made from waste paper, usually mixed with fresh wood pulp. Did you know that recycling 1 aluminium can saves enough energy to run a light bulb for 4 hours.

The Facts

A collection of plastic bottles

Plastics in your life

Take a look around you. Chances are you will find at least one thing made of plastic material - from electrical appliances to packaging, vehicles to space travel - plastics are used everywhere. Why? Because plastics are versatile, lightweight and durable.  Follow this link to learn more about plastic.

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a newspaper

Puzzling Paper Facts

Did you know that for every tonne of paper recycled, 17 trees are saved!  Or did you know that China invented papermaking back in early 2nd century AD.

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Glastastic Facts

Over 50 percent of materials collected in Invercargill's kerbside recycling crate is glass.  Did you know "moldavite" is the term for natural glass formed by meteorite impact.

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