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Latest National Survey Reveals What Kiwis Litter

Monday, 2 July 2018, 3:53 pm | The Packaging Forum

Auckland 2 July 2018 EMBARGOED UNTIL 3PM The Packaging Forum has today released results from its second National Litter Survey. Conducted by independent consultancy Waste Not Consulting Ltd, the survey provides an analysis of visible loose litter ... More >>

NZ needs facilities to process compostable packaging

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:07 pm | The Packaging Forum

The shift to products which are described as degradable, biodegradable and/or compostable has increased as companies seek alternatives to plastic. More >>

Don't give to landfill this Christmas

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 10:11 am | The Packaging Forum

During the festive season, we kiwis generate 30% more waste. There is a 400% increase in waste in our favourite holiday destinations. More >>

Soft Plastic Recycling comes to Nelson and Marlborough

Friday, 15 September 2017, 1:09 pm | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum today announced the expansion of the Love NZ soft plastic recycling programme across the South Island. Environment Minister Dr. Nick Smith joined representatives from industry, community groups and shoppers at New World Nelson to celebrate the ... More >>

Soft Plastic Recycling Comes to Dunedin

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:33 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum today launched the Love NZ soft plastic recycling programme at fourteen New World, Countdown, FreshChoice, PAK’nSAVE and The Warehouse stores in Dunedin. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull joined representatives from industry, community ... More >>

Study recommends identification of investment in composting

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:26 pm | The Packaging Forum

New study recommends clear identification of coffee cups, product innovation and investment in compost facilities More >>

Queenstown Lake shoppers can now recycle their soft plastics

Friday, 17 March 2017, 10:58 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum today launched the Love NZ soft plastic recycling programme at Countdown, FreshChoice, New World, PAK’nSAVE and The Warehouse stores in Queenstown, 4 Square in Arrowtown and New World, Wanaka. Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult joined representatives ... More >>

Rest, Relax, but remember to Recycle this Summer

Monday, 12 December 2016, 11:15 am | The Packaging Forum

Over summer many New Zealanders are at the beach, playing or watching sports, enjoying festivals or just relaxing with families and friends. It’s a time for rest and relaxation Christmas shopping (which saw New Zealanders spend a record $6 billion ... More >>

Wellington shoppers can now recycle their soft plastic

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 1:23 pm | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum today launched the Love NZ soft plastic recycling programme at 56 The Warehouse, Countdown, PAK’nSAVE, New World and Moore Wilson stores from Otaki to Wellington. The Hon Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment joined representatives ... More >>

New Study looks at how and where coffee cups are composted

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:34 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum has commissioned a detailed analysis of the estimated 295 million hot and cold disposable cups consumed in New Zealand each year to inform a new study into where compostable cups and lids can actually be composted. The work will be ... More >>

More councils collecting glass separate from other materials

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:44 am | The Packaging Forum

Glass industry reports positive shift with more councils collecting glass separate from other packaging materials More >>

Over 14.5 million soft plastic bags recycled

Monday, 19 September 2016, 2:03 pm | The Packaging Forum

Over 14.5 million soft plastic bags have been recycled including, 1.2 million bread bags, 600,000 frozen food bags and 600,000 toilet roll bags More >>

Coffee Cups and Lids are compostable in New Zealand

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 5:17 pm | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum says that contrary to recent media stories, a New Zealand study conducted in 2015 estimated that there are around 14 commercial facilities which are or could become capable of composting clear and crystalised PLA which are they ... More >>

Packaging Forum invests $0.5mn in new recycling projects

Monday, 29 August 2016, 11:26 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum allocated $501,000 in direct funding to support Council, Community and Commercial projects in the year to end June 2016. The Packaging Forum operates two industry funded voluntary product stewardship schemes for glass recycling and ... More >>

Cantabrians can now collect, drop and recycle soft plastics

Friday, 10 June 2016, 1:44 pm | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum today launched the Love NZ soft plastic recycling programme at 50 PAK’nSAVE, New World, The Warehouse, Countdown stores across Christchurch; south to Ashburton and north to Rangiora. The Hon Nicky Wagner, MP Christchurch Central ... More >>

Making bins, bollards and benches from used plastic bags

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:43 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum reports that shoppers in Auckland and the Waikato have dropped off over twenty- five tonnes of soft plastic packaging at 70 New World, PAK’nSAVE, The Warehouse and selected Countdown stores in Auckland and 23 locations in Hamilton ... More >>

Analysis: Deposit scheme would cost NZ $75 million a year

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 12:07 pm | The Packaging Forum

New economic analysis says the net cost of introducing a 10 cents charge on beverage containers would cost New Zealand $75 million a year. [Headline] More >>

New Waikato recycling initiative

Monday, 21 March 2016, 4:16 pm | The Packaging Forum

New Waikato recycling initiative encourages people to Collect, Drop and Recycle their soft plastic packaging when they go shopping More >>

1.6 million bags and wrappers dropped off at Auckland stores

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 10:55 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum says that 100 days into its Soft Plastic Recycling Project, Aucklanders have dropped off over 10 tonnes of soft plastic packaging at New World, PAK’nSAVE, The Warehouse and selected Countdown stores in Auckland. That’s equivalent to around ... More >>

Summer Festivals are Getting Greener

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 11:12 am | The Packaging Forum

Summer festivals and events are getting greener according to data collected by The Packaging Forum. The Packaging Forum operates two voluntary product stewardship schemes for glass and for public place recycling which provide funding to support waste minimization ... More >>

 

 

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