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Did You Know

See below for a list of ‘Did You Know’ articles relating to The Potatopak story.

In New Zealand we use 2 million disposable meat trays and 1 million disposable hot cups per week.

Half of the waste in the average dustbin could be composted.

Each New Zealander consumes about 31kg of plastic packaging per year and recycles 5.58kg.

In 1970 a yoghurt pot weighed around 12g, by 1985 the weight was reduced to around 5g. This was achieved by innovative plastics engineering and is called lightweighting.

If you drive 4km to the supermarket to buy a 1kg loaf of bread you will have used four times the energy needed to grow the corn, harvest it, mill it and bake it into a loaf.

On average 16% of money spent on a product pays for the packaging which ultimately ends up as rubbish.

Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose.

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