Z puts ban on plastic
All Z service stations will be free of single use customer plastic bags by June 2018, as the company responds to a groundswell of support from Kiwis for eliminating New Zealand’s dependency on plastic bags.
According to a recent report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 – the amount of plastic will literally outweigh fish.
Z’s Sustainability Manager, Gerri Ward, said that going plastic-bag free was the right thing to do.
‘‘We may be a fuel company, but we’re determined to be at the heart of the sustainability solution, and doing something simple like no longer having plastic bags available seems like another small but meaningful step towards a better future.
‘‘We will take the two and a half million plastic bags we give out each year completely out of circulation.
The company is also in the process of rolling out new modular forecourt recycling bins.
‘‘The bins separate out customers’ different recycling materials, and will better support customers to recycle,’’ says Gerri.