Friday, December 29, 2006
Consciousness Raising in New Zealand
Dec. 27, 2006
By Sue Newman, Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton, New Zealand
Each week, the petroleum used to make the plastic shopping bags used in the Ashburton District is sufficient to drive one car from Ashburton to Mt Hutt and back 9300 times. And while those bags can be recycled, many are finding their way into landfills around the district, Ashburton Recycling Centre manager Mike Henderson says...
photo by Johnnie McKenzie: Wastebusters staff member Sandra Cigobia gets up close and personal with an armload of the thousands of shopping bags used in the Ashburton District each week.