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Progress Report for Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 12:33 pm | Packaging Council

18th December 2012 Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme has a second great year of success. Companies signed up to the scheme achieve an impressive 93% diversion rate of packaging waste from landfill within their operations More >>

Environmental Champions Awarded

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 9:13 am | Packaging Council

Two environmental champions were recognised at the Packaging Council of New Zealand's Environmental Packaging Awards with the Lion Employee Award for their ongoing contribution to environmental excellence within their organisations . More >>

Recyling targets met or exceeded

Tuesday, 17 November 2009, 1:51 pm | Packaging Council

The Packaging Accord Governing Board released the final progress report on the five year agreement in Auckland today. The report shows that the recycling targets set for each packaging material have been met or exceeded. Tony Nowell, Chair of the ... More >>

Packaging Council Elects David Carter

Friday, 26 June 2009, 9:19 am | Packaging Council

At its Annual General Meeting in Auckland this evening, the Packaging Council elected David Carter, Group Environment & Technical Projects Director Lion Nathan, as its new President. More >>

Should Govt be taxing plastic bags?

Monday, 30 March 2009, 12:20 pm | Packaging Council

The Packaging Council says that the current discussion about whether the Government should introduce a levy on plastic bags needs to be put in the context of the facts. A voluntary campaign to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags is on target to hit ... More >>

Packaging Awards revamped

Monday, 16 March 2009, 11:58 am | Packaging Council

The Packaging Council has today announced the brand new categories and criteria for its 2009 Environmental Packaging Awards. Paul Curtis, Executive Director said that the decision to revamp the bi-annual awards after a decade since they were first ... More >>

Keep Recycling says Packaging Council

Friday, 6 March 2009, 10:19 am | Packaging Council

Recent media interest in the viability of recycling should not stop New Zealanders putting out their cans, paper, glass and plastic containers. Paul Curtis, Executive Director of The Packaging Council which represents the packaging lifecycle from manufacturers ... More >>

A new packaging product stewardship scheme for NZ

Monday, 2 March 2009, 10:08 am | Packaging Council

Business leaders, community groups and local government step up to the Government’s challenge to develop a new packaging product stewardship scheme for New Zealand. Business leaders, community groups and local government met with Hon Dr Nick Smith ... More >>

Packaging Accord delivers record recycling rate

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 10:03 am | Packaging Council

Four years into the 5 year Packaging Accord (2004) signed between the Packaging Council, the Ministry for the Environment, Local Government New Zealand and the Recycling Operators of New Zealand, the individual targets set for every type of packaging ... More >>

It’s time for collaboration not confrontation

Friday, 3 October 2008, 12:52 am | Packaging Council

The pros and cons of introducing a deposit tax on drinks containers was the subject for discussion at today’s annual conference of the NZ Juice and Beverage Association. More >>

Deposits On Containers Will Hit In The Pocket

Friday, 27 June 2008, 11:29 am | Packaging Council

New report shows that introducing deposits on containers may make us feel better but will hit us in our pockets More >>

3 out of 4 NZers don’t support bag ban: why debate

Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 2:27 pm | Packaging Council

The Packaging Council and New Zealand Retailers Association encourage shoppers to cut down on the use of plastic shopping bags by only taking what they need and saying no to plastic bags at the check out. More >>

We’re using fewer plastic bags

Thursday, 15 November 2007, 1:32 pm | Packaging Council

We’re using fewer plastic bags and recycling more packaging but let’s Rest and Recycle this Christmas More >>

Kiwis recycled 20% more packaging in the past year

Thursday, 15 November 2007, 1:16 pm | Packaging Council

New Zealanders recycled 20% more packaging in the past year outpacing a corresponding 8% increase in consumption. More >>

Ellerslie Flower Show asks visitors to recycle

Wednesday, 14 November 2007, 2:59 pm | Packaging Council

Behind the scenes at the Ellerslie Flower Show it is not just about the spectacular flowers and landscapes, the show’s organisers are doing their bit to make 2007 the greenest year ever by encouraging the 75,000 people expected to visit over the ... More >>

Revised Waste Bill Has Chance To Get It Right

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 2:15 pm | Packaging Council

Packaged Goods Industry says that revised Waste Bill provides a chance to get it right first time More >>

Container Deposits = Extra $10 On Case Of Drinks

Thursday, 4 October 2007, 3:27 pm | Packaging Council

The Packaging Council says the reopening of the debate on increasing the cost of drinks containers to include a refundable deposit harks back to the 1970's when New Zealanders didn't have access to household recycling collections. More >>

A packaging tax is a tax too far

Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 12:02 am | Packaging Council

New Zealanders do not want to pay container deposit taxes on top of the raft of new taxes proposed recently, delegates at a conference to discuss the proposed Waste Minimisation Legislation were told today. More >>

Look At Environmental Packaging Award Winners

Thursday, 20 September 2007, 3:29 pm | Packaging Council

Paul Curtis, Executive Director of the Packaging Council said that his members, who represent over 75% of the country's top 100 food and grocery brands, are annoyed that the Greens and Government continue to makes producer the scapegoats. More >>

Packaging Council Claims Good Recycling Result

Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 9:48 am | Packaging Council

What would it take for the Greens and the Government to say that a 20% increase in recycling in one year is a good result? More >>





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