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Packaging Forum urges Gov support to advance war on plastic

Monday, 9 December 2019, 10:42 am | The Packaging Forum

The country’s leading packaging member-based organisation is eager to work with Government to bring an end to plastic waste in New Zealand. More >>

Gisborne Selected for Technologically Advanced Recycling Bin

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:35 am | The Packaging Forum

Gisborne (Wednesday 4 December 2019) - Smart recycling and rubbish bins are being introduced in Gisborne as part of a national campaign to reduce litter. More >>

More Coloured Recycling Bins to the Regions

Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:28 am | The Packaging Forum

The campaign to take more colour coded bins into the regions has been developed by The Packaging Forum which promotes recycling under the Government’s Love NZ brand and The Auckland Litter Prevention Steering Group which manages the Be a Tidy Kiwi ... More >>

Soft Plastic Collections to re-start in the Capital

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:33 am | The Packaging Forum

Wellington residents will be able to drop off their soft plastic packaging from Monday 21st October at six selected Countdown and The Warehouse stores. The new collection points are Countdown Kilbirnie; Countdown Crofton Downs, Countdown Newtown and Countdown ... More >>

Soft Plastic Collections return to Hamilton

Friday, 6 September 2019, 10:52 am | The Packaging Forum

Following the successful re-start of collections across the Auckland region, shoppers in and around Hamilton will be able to drop off their soft plastic packaging from Monday 9th September at nine selected Countdown and The Warehouse stores. More >>

Food and packaging industry gathers to tackle plastic waste

Monday, 2 September 2019, 2:09 pm | The Packaging Forum

The biggest players in the New Zealand food and packaging industry met last week (Aug 28) at an industry event to discuss and exchange ideas for ending packaging waste. More >>

Tackling plastic waste – The Packaging Forum backs Minister

Friday, 10 May 2019, 4:26 pm | The Packaging Forum

Tackling plastic waste – The Packaging Forum backs the Minister’s call for change More >>

Kiwis asked to “Band Together” to stop litter

Friday, 7 December 2018, 8:03 pm | The Packaging Forum

A summer campaign asking New Zealanders to pledge to stop littering is being launched at the Coca Cola Christmas in the Park in Auckland on Saturday 8th December. The campaign which sets out to remind Kiwis of their love of “place” has been developed ... More >>

Packaging Forum welcomes proposed ban

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:17 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum welcomes the Government’s proposal to ban all single use plastic, biodegradable and compostable bags to set a level playing field for the retail industry, and to take an estimated 800 million bags out of circulation. More >>

New Zealand companies take a stand on packaging waste

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:20 am | The Packaging Forum

Packaging waste in landfill is set to become a thing of the past with a commitment by The Packaging Forum’s members to make all their packaging recyclable or compostable by 2025. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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