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Wellington manufacturers admit spilling plastic beads down storm water drains


A Lower Hutt plastics company has owned up for its part in the hundreds of thousands of plastic beads that are scattered around Wellington coastlines.

IML Plastic's commercial manager Richard Jorgensen said the company had not been irresponsible but the view that its processes were adequate was wrong.

"We are responsible and I think it's inadvertent rather than intentional," he said.

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