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Traditional cable ties are made from nylon and are non-recyclable. Stainless steel cable ties are recyclable and have a higher tensile strength, however, a specific tool is needed to tighten these and they can be very sharp when clipped.
Construction company Naylor Love has found and imported a cable tie that is able to be unclipped and reused. It has used them on two sites for attaching scrim to temporary fencing and reports they have worked well. Naylor Love is currently working with engineers at Beca, and others in the industry to see how reusable cable ties can be integrated into specifications and made available for purchase in New Zealand retail stores.