To: Hamilton City Council

Recycle All Plastic HCC

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Troy & Hemi May Kelly
Recycle All Plastic HCC

We want Hamilton City Council to commit to collecting all plastics, 1 thru 7, as part of the kerbside recycling collection service.

Please sign to show your support - postal addresses are required by (and will be shared with) the Hamilton City Council for the petition to officially accepted, by showing you are a resident of Hamilton.

If you are not a resident but want to show support please also sign!

Why is this important?

We want to protect the whenua and make the most of the resources that we have. All plastics are given numbers by the companies that create them. Currently, only plastics 1 and 2 are collected at kerbside in Hamilton. We don't like sending our yogurt pots and other similar plastics to landfill. We would like plastics 1-7 to be collected at kerbside for recycling. There are so many awesome products that this plastic can be used for, including carpet and outdoor furniture.

There are tons of benefits to recycling plastic. It stops the need for as much new plastic production, it stops plastics from ending up in our environment, especially the marine environment, and it stops plastics from being put in landfill where they last for a very long time causing environmental damage.

Hamilton City Council's current recycling contract commenced in 2002 and there were limited options for recycling more than plastics 1s and 2s. This contract is now up for review, which is why this is the time to call for these changes. Auckland and Christchurch Councils recycle Plastics 1-7, so we think Hamilton City can too!!

Under the current service, 27 per cent our city’s household rubbish is recycled; the remaining 73 per cent goes to landfill. We don't think this is good enough and we would like to be able to do more to protect our environment. Please extend the recycling of plastics in our city.

How it will be delivered

Deliver them in person to Hamilton City Council as a submission this October/November. Postal addresses are required by (and will be shared with) the Council for the petition to officially accepted, by showing you are a resident of Hamilton.

If you are not a resident but want to show support please also sign!

Hamilton City, Waikato, New Zealand

Reasons for signing

  • We need to lift our game.. for Papatuanuku! We have Auckland and Christchurch as examples and then we have incredible recycling examples like Whaingaroa right next door. Theres not really any excuse to not include plastics up to 7, and this is the defining moment while the contract is under review
  • to reduce plastics going to the landfill we need to ban single use plastic bags altogether
  • We need to stop sending recyclable waste to landfill. We only have one Earth!

Updates

2017-08-30 00:22:01 +1200

100 signatures reached

2017-08-29 19:54:15 +1200

50 signatures reached

2017-08-29 15:37:00 +1200

25 signatures reached

2017-08-29 14:11:49 +1200

10 signatures reached