We watched the one-hour Fair Go special last night which made us wonder what happens in Kapiti.

Organic biodegradable waste isn’t much of a problem and a lot can be reused in your own property: compost from food scraps; mulch from green waste.

As was shown in the program, the biggest problem is with huge quantities of plastic.

The council’s webpage on the subject is here.

In Sweden less than 1% of waste ends up in landfills and a lot of combustible material is burned to create electricity.  Article

Would it make sense to do that in Kapiti?