P-plate man is told where to go

MARCO Brandli should take his mountain of P-Plates to the recycling centre, according to the RTA.

As reported in Saturday's Coffs Coast Advocate, Marco spends most of his mornings riding his bike around Coffs Harbour, picking up rubbish he finds along the way. Included in that rubbish is an increasing number of P-Plates and L-Plates that have fallen off cars.

With more than a few hundred of the plates, Marco has contacted Clean Up Australia, the Department of Environment and the RTA - but no-one will give him an answer as to what to do with them. Until now.

An RTA spokesperson said that P-Plates are made of plastics and most are recyclable.

“However because not all older plates are recyclable, the RTA recommends taking them to council recycling centres for disposal,” the spokesperson said.

“In future all P-Plates will be recyclable and suitable for disposal with other plastic household items in kerbside recycling bins. The RTA will be introducing a 'recyclable' logo on these plates to make identification simple. Drivers are required to ensure P-Plates are securely attached to the vehicle.”

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