Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull demonstrates how easy it is to
recycle in public. Photo by Dan Hutchinson
Recycling is not something Dunedin people have to do in
the privacy of their own homes any more.
Public displays of recycling are being actively encouraged by
the Dunedin City Council with 59 "LoveNZ" bins set aside for
Disposing of used cans or bottles in common rubbish bins used
to be the dirty little secret of otherwise responsible
That all changed around the time of the Rugby World Cup, when
the LoveNZ campaign of public recycling was launched.
"It's a Karma Thing" is now the slogan as the drive for
higher participation rates in public recycling becomes the
focus of a six-week, national campaign.
Mayor Dave Cull said the council had installed public
recycling bins well before the Rugby World Cup and there was
a demand for them from many people.
"It is a matter of linking people's desire with the
facilities to do it."
Plastic and aluminium were particularly useful to recycle
because they had a value, Mr Cull said.
"They should not be going into the landfill because they are
He said a huge amount of waste had already been diverted from
the landfill thanks to the actions of residents using their
Public recycling was another way to help.