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Ingenuity wins top Environmental Packaging Award

Saturday, 1 September 2007, 1:37 pm | Packaging Council

The Packaging Council celebrated its member’s commitment to sustainability by showcasing the very best of New Zealand’s packaging at the 5th Environmental Packaging Awards on Friday evening. More >>

NZ recycled almost 20% more packaging

Thursday, 30 August 2007, 4:19 pm | Packaging Council

The Packaging Council today released the latest data about packaging production, consumption and recovery showing that New Zealanders recycled nearly 20% more packaging in the year to March 07 than in the previous year. More >>

Greening the scene at conferences

Monday, 6 August 2007, 11:30 am | Packaging Council

At the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals conference in Auckland today, the Packaging Council joined the Ministry for the Environment and Landcare Research in setting out the framework for hosting “carbon neutral” events. More >>

Common sense survey debunks deposit charge support

Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 10:24 am | Packaging Council

Packaging Council welcomes common sense survey debunking the myth that most New Zealanders want a container deposit charge More >>

Packaging Council elects new President

Friday, 29 June 2007, 10:43 am | Packaging Council

At its Annual General Meeting in Auckland this evening, the Packaging Council elected Mark Brosnan, General Manager Merchandise, Packaged Goods for Progressive Enterprises Ltd, as its new President. More >>

Packaging Council progress report on waste

Monday, 11 June 2007, 10:32 am | Packaging Council

The Packaging Council says the long awaited progress report on waste management confirms that voluntary product stewardship schemes such as the Packaging Accord are playing a major role in minimising and managing waste in New Zealand. More >>

2007 ‘Package to Thrill’ Awards

Tuesday, 8 May 2007, 3:46 pm | Packaging Council

28 days to go before entries close for the 2007 ‘Package to Thrill’ Awards for Excellence which will showcase packaging at its most sustainable and best. More >>

Container Deposit System would cost New Zealanders

Monday, 12 March 2007, 2:08 pm | Packaging Council

The Packaging Council believes that whilst we can always learn from overseas, we should not keep beating ourselves up with legislation envy. Visiting Canadian Tom Galimberti may have dismissed the independent report by independent New Zealand economists ... More >>

Packaging Council asks how much Bill will cost

Thursday, 1 March 2007, 12:37 am | Packaging Council

The Local Government and Environment Select Committee will start hearing responses to the Green Party’s Waste Minimisation (Solids) Bill today. In its submission, the Packaging Council outlines why a waste levy would not be necessary if product ... More >>

Container Deposit System Impractical

Monday, 27 November 2006, 10:14 am | Packaging Council

An independent study commissioned by the Packaging Council concludes that the net impact of introducing a mandatory container deposit system in New Zealand could cost up to $121 million per annum. If a product take-back scheme were applied to all consumer ... More >>

Packaging Council: Green’s Waste Bill

Thursday, 15 June 2006, 2:42 pm | Packaging Council

The Packaging Council of New Zealand is concerned that the Green Party’s Waste Minimisation (Solids) Bill, which passed its first reading in Parliament today, will introduce further punitive legislation on New Zealand’s manufacturers. More >>

Broad Approach To Minimising Packaging

Saturday, 27 August 2005, 5:17 pm | Packaging Council

Judges of the 2005 Environmentally Acceptable Packaging Awards have awarded the Packaging Council Supreme Award to Viscount Plastics NZ Ltd of Mt Wellington for their integrated packaging system incorporating Deep Nest Crates, Re-crates and Ezy Pak catering containers. More >>

Glass Sector agrees voluntary recycling levy

Thursday, 26 May 2005, 11:48 am | Packaging Council

Glass Sector agrees voluntary glass levy to keep recycling on track to reach Packaging Accord targets More >>

Environmentally Acceptable Packaging Awards

Monday, 23 May 2005, 4:42 pm | Packaging Council

The connection between 60 litre plastic oil drums, Coca-Cola bottles and containers for chilling fish in transit is not immediately obvious until you know that all three have won supreme honours in the biennial Environmentally Acceptable Packaging Awards ... More >>

New Zealand Packaging Accord 2004

Thursday, 3 February 2005, 1:03 pm | Packaging Council

Members of the New Zealand Packaging Accord have met to discuss ways to tackle the issues currently facing glass packaging collected for recycling. The meeting follows ACI Glass’ decision, announced late last year, to reduce its price for used glass ... More >>

Awards Take Giant Step Forward In 2003

Tuesday, 2 September 2003, 3:20 pm | Packaging Council

At a highly successful, well-supported function with 200 attendees on Friday 29 August at PONTOON, Pier 21 Westhaven the Minister for the Environment, the Hon. Marian Hobbs presented 22 awards covering ten categories, including the SUPREME. More >>