WASTE

Emily Glew (left) and Fiona Taylor (second from right) both of Opononi receive their prizes from Far North Deputy Mayor Ann Court and Council refuse engineer Bruce Hows. Emily Glew (left) and Fiona Taylor (second from right) both of Opononi receive their prizes from Far North Deputy Mayor Ann Court and Council refuse engineer Bruce Hows. CREDIT: Far North District Council

Prizes For Recycling

Tuesday 27 November 2012, 4:32PM
By Far North District Council
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NORTHLAND

A commitment to reducing waste has won two Far North residents laptop computers.

About 600 people entered the Far North District Council’s ‘Recycle and Win’ competition which closed on November 17.

First prize winners of refurbished laptops donated by Clean Stream Northland and Transpacific Industries were Alastair Crouse of Kaitaia (Northern Area) and Emily Glew of Opononi (Southern Area).

Second prize winners Faenza Flavell of Peria (Northern Area) and Fiona Taylor of Opononi (Southern Area) won stainless steel recycling bins with removable inner buckets for waste separation.

Third prize winners Ruruhi Heihei of Peria (Northern Area) and Jon Newberry of Whangaroa (Southern Area) won petrol vouchers.

Council refuse engineer and competition organiser Bruce Hows says he is thrilled with the number of entries, most of which were from people who used recycling stations.

“Less than a third of those who entered answered the recycling questions correctly, but we are delighted that so many people made the effort.”

Council will offer spot prizes during 2013 to reward people who recycle correctly by cleaning and sorting recyclable items.

Answers to competition questions - True or false

  • Food cans are used to make reinforcing steel. True.
  • Less energy is required to make new bottles from raw material. False.
  • Broken drinking glasses cannot be recycled. True.