FROM THE ED­I­TOR

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE -

Many peo­ple would vouch for the im­por­tance of Poly Palace, the drop-off for poly­styrene, glass and other re­cy­clable ma­te­rial.

It is hand­ily sited next to Trash Palace and Richie Moore, who runs it, has done a won­der­ful job. He es­ti­mates his re­cy­cling busi­ness saves Porirua City Coun­cil about $60,000 a year by keep­ing poly­styrene out of the land­fill.

Moore gets fund­ing from the coun­cil and this is topped up by the un­der­floor in­su­la­tion part of the busi­ness. Since Poly Palace be­gan in 2004, the part­ner­ship with the coun­cil has been a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial one.

Now, as you can read on page 9, Moore fears he may have to close Poly Palace.

His ne­go­ti­a­tions with the coun­cil over health and safety is­sues and the num­ber of days he has to be open have be­come so heated that they are in the hands of lawyers.

Fingers crossed th­ese prob­lems can be sorted out.

Joseph Romanos

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