Milk Bottle

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Warning

Plastic is a petroleum-based product and does not biodegrade easily. Mining for the oil to make plastic is harmful to the environment.

Education

Milk containers are commonly made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Information varies on how long it takes for a plastic bottle to start to decompose: starting at 450 years on up to 1000 years to fully decompose.

In 2018 New Zealand recycled 23,000 tonnes of plastic milk bottles!

Reduce

Reduce the need to buy milk in plastic bottles by buying fresh farm milk. Purchase reusable glass milk bottles instead.

Purchase milk powder.

 

Reuse

Check online for creative reuses for plastic milk bottles, e.g. ladles, planters, bird feeders, storage pots, mini green-houses.

Recycle

Rinse milk bottles, flatten and replace caps before recycling at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre.

Where do all the plastic milk bottles go?

Disposal

Please keep from landfill.