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Making wheelie good use of solar power

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 6:59 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

The Whangaparaoa Community Recycling Centre has found a way to harness the power of the sun as it gears up for the busy festive season. More >>

Kiwi ingenuity helps crush transport costs post-quake

Friday, 8 September 2017, 4:52 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

The opening of new glass breaking technology in Christchurch today is aimed at reducing the impact of the Kaikoura earthquake on the recycling industry. More >>

Packaging industry sets new recycling targets

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:37 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

At its annual symposium today the Glass Packaging Forum (the Forum) reported on the performance of its two accredited packaging product stewardship schemes and set out new targets for packaging. More >>

Packaging Industry Scheme announces first recycling grants

Friday, 4 July 2014, 11:32 am | Glass Packaging Forum

The Glass Packaging Forum’s Public Place Recycling Scheme has allocated $46,000 to projects designed to increase recycling and reduce litter in high traffic public places. More >>

Packaging Industry Scheme announces first recycling grants

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 12:39 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

The Glass Packaging Forum’s Public Place Recycling Scheme has allocated $46,000 to projects designed to increase recycling and reduce litter in high traffic public places. More >>

Glass recovery holds steady at 69%

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 11:38 am | Glass Packaging Forum

Glass container recovery as a percentage of glass consumption has maintained its 2013 level of 69% according to data released by the Glass Packaging Forum (the Forum). Consumption of glass packaging has declined by 7% and there has been a corresponding ... More >>

Attracting recycling at NZ’s premier tourist locations

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 10:49 am | Glass Packaging Forum

The Glass Packaging Forum’s Public Place Recycling Scheme has today released a Case Study showcasing recycling at Skyline Queenstown one of New Zealand’s premier tourist attractions to promote the importance of recycling for the tourist sector. More >>

Voluntary Glass Levies Make a Difference

Monday, 7 October 2013, 2:42 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

The Glass Packaging Forum (the Forum) has published its “Making a Difference” Guide promoting successful projects to help generate ideas and uptake of programmes that increase glass recovery. More >>

Glass recycling is a winner at summer events

Tuesday, 9 April 2013, 10:24 am | Glass Packaging Forum

It’s been a hot and thirsty summer with a big demand for beverages at events around the country. That means a lot of glass bottles which can be collected and recycled into new wine, beer or soft drinks bottles ready for next summer! More >>

Two out of three glass containers recycled

Sunday, 19 August 2012, 7:30 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

PRESS RELEASE 19th August, 2012 Two out of three glass containers recycled or around 626 million bottles a year More >>

Stewardship scheme means more glass is recycled

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:06 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

At its Annual General Meeting, the Glass Packaging Forum (the Forum) released details of its performance against the targets set out in its product stewardship scheme. More >>

Taranaki launches Love NZ public place recycling campaign

Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 11:18 am | Glass Packaging Forum

The Glass Packaging Forum (the Forum) today hosted the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Dr Nick Smith, Mayor of New Plymouth, Harry Duynhoven, businesses, officials from local and central government and community groups at the launch of the Love ... More >>

Love NZ public place recycling goes out and about in Nelson

Friday, 13 May 2011, 12:34 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

The Glass Packaging Forum (the Forum) today hosted businesses, officials from local and central government and community groups at the launch of the Love NZ public place recycling programme in Nelson. More >>

What Does Your Recycling Go In When You Are Out?

Monday, 14 March 2011, 9:19 am | Glass Packaging Forum

Bus shelters in Auckland and Wellington CBDs today kick off a nationwide awareness and education campaign to promote recycling in public places. The campaign will gradually be rolled out in other regions on billboards, bus shelters, stadia and other outdoor ... More >>

35,000 Glass Bottles Recycled At 11 Morefm Winery Shows

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 1:03 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

After 11 shows in this year’s MOREFM Winery Tour, the Glass Packaging Forum has collected the equivalent of 13,000 wine bottles and 22,500 beer bottles from around 20,000 people. These glass bottles will be recycled into new glass containers by ... More >>

Bottles Can’t Recycle Themselves This More FM Winery Tour

Friday, 4 February 2011, 9:34 am | Glass Packaging Forum

The Glass Packaging Forum (the Forum) is back on the road with the MOREFM Winery Tour with plans to exceed last year’s recycling haul of 84,000 glass bottles. The 19 shows start on Friday 4th February at Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana, near ... More >>

Businesses asked to invest in LoveNZ recycling

Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 9:10 am | Glass Packaging Forum

New Zealand businesses were today invited to back an initiative funded by Government, the Glass Packaging Forum and local councils to increase the availability of permanent and temporary public place recycling facilities in readiness for New Zealand’s ... More >>

Govt Fund Gives Major Boost to Public Recycling

Wednesday, 13 October 2010, 12:27 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

The Glass Packaging Forum (the Forum) today received funding from the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund to manage a major initiative to increase the availability of permanent and temporary recycling facilities as part of New Zealand’s preparations ... More >>

Business calls for urgent changes to waste

Tuesday, 12 October 2010, 3:45 pm | Glass Packaging Forum

Changes to waste recovery, so co-mingling of recycled materials which results in as little as 30% of collected glass being recycled into new bottles and jars and threatens some export-related jobs in Auckland were called for today at a seminar ... More >>

Businesses encouraged in recycling initiative

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 11:15 am | Glass Packaging Forum

If you are buying drinks or food packaged in glass bottles or jars at New Zealand’s supermarkets, four out of 5 of the glass containers on the shelves are part of a voluntary levy to help make sure each container gets recycled when it is put in the ... More >>

 

 

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