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April 4, 2022
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Blister packs placed in council’s ‘too hard to recycle’ basket

An Adelaide City Council report has found pre-formed plastic packaging for medication is “unsuitable” for the organisation to recycle “at this time”, leaving one pharmacist footing a $277 weekly bill to divert the waste from landfill and questioning the council’s commitment to the circular economy.

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February 10, 2022
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Meet North Adelaide’s most stubborn super recycler

Morag Horton is the owner of Melbourne Street’s Terry White Chemmart, where she accepts and recycles a large amount of the city’s spent pharmaceutical blister packets each year, at a personal cost of roughly $6000 per annum. She wants local councils to step in and lighten the load.

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