Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 8. 27 April 1972
Tin Cans, Bottle Tops, Aluminium Foil, Scrap Metal, Glass, Paper, Paper, Paper.....
Tin Cans, Bottle Tops, Aluminium Foil, Scrap Metal, Glass, Paper, Paper, Paper......
Plastic is the only rubbish that can't be recycled.
Plastic is convenient but is an ecological abomination; try to use products in recyclable containers or glass bottles.
We must persuade manufacturers to re-use all of the waste they make, and we must set up recycling depots. These are working in the greatest garbage dump in the world, North America. In NZ the scrap metal business has been doing well for a long time. With a little ecological awareness it will flourish, and more importantly it will diversify to include all inorganic waste.
Ecology Action is looking into the matter. They have arranged one paper collection centre downtown, but they can't get fully into action until somebody volunteers collection vehicles, especially a truck. Any offers gratefully received, see us at the Salient office or see the Ecology Action people. Also, a garage or similar, space for collection, near the university would be ultra handy. Mean while, stop burning, dumping, wasting, and start storing!