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Free child car seat recycling still available in Featherston standard

A recent amnesty allowing South Wairarapa residents who have expired or damaged child car seats to recycle them for free has been extended. SeatSmart child car seat recycling Programme Manager Toni Bye says funding from the South Wairarapa District Council for the amnesty hasn’t been exhausted yet. “We encourage residents to make use of this opportunity and take their expired or damaged seats to the Featherston Community Centre so they can be recycled,” she says. The amnesty began in November when the Wairarapa Road Safety Council, South Wairarapa District Council and SeatSmart teamed up ahead of the summer travel season to offer free child car seat recycling. The community centre, at 14 Wakefield Street, is open weekdays 9am to 3pm. ...

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Child car seat recycling programme celebrates 3rd anniversary standard

Media release Not long-ago recycling was largely consigned to glass bottles, tin cans, paper and carboard, and some plastic, but that landscape now looks quite different. From electronics to printer toner cartridges, carpeting and waste oil, there are more ways to reduce how much you put in the bin – and an increasing awareness too. Even child car seats can be recycled, thanks to the SeatSmart programme. In April the programme, created by resource recovery specialists 3R Group, celebrated three years since it officially launched. It aims to not only prevent waste but improve road safety by raising awareness around expiry dates on child car seats. Latest research shows that up to 120,000 car seats expire in New Zealand each ...

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