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Soft Plastic Recycling Returns To Paeroa

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 9:45 am | The Packaging Forum

Paeroa residents will be able to recycle their soft plastics at their local Countdown from today. The Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme is partnering with Paeroa based business Agrisea which supplies products made organically from sustainably sourced New Zealand ... More >>

Soft Plastic Recycling Arrives In Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 12 July 2021, 3:42 pm | The Packaging Forum

Hawke’s Bay residents will be able to recycle their soft plastic packaging for the first time at participating stores in Hastings, Napier and Waipukurau. Mayor of Hastings Sandra Hazlehurst and Mayor of Napier Kirsten Wise welcomed members of ... More >>

Packaging Forum Backs Plastics Phase-out

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 9:22 am | The Packaging Forum

The country’s largest packaging industry group has welcomed Government’s move to phase-out difficult-to-recycle and some single-use plastics. The Packaging Forum CEO Rob Langford says the Forum, and its Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme (SPRS), had ... More >>

Move To Galvanise NZ Action On Compostable Packaging

Friday, 4 June 2021, 12:32 pm | The Packaging Forum

New Zealand’s foremost packaging industry group is tackling one of the sector’s most pressing issues as it works to develop a use-case for compostable packaging. The Packaging Forum’s Compostable Packaging Technical Advisory Group launched a ... More >>

Public Place Recycling Awareness On The Rise

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 11:11 am | The Packaging Forum

A recent survey on public place recycling and litter has seen a mixed bag of results, with awareness around public bins increasing but willingness to make extra effort to use them declining. The survey, conducted in early March by Horizon Research for ... More >>

Soft Plastic Recycling Returns To Christchurch

Monday, 15 February 2021, 10:34 am | The Packaging Forum

Christchurch residents can once again recycle their soft plastic packaging at participating stores across the City. The distinctive recycling bins have returned to Countdown stores at Church Corner, Colombo Street, Hornby and Moorhouse and The Warehouse stores ... More >>

Clear Need For Co-ordinated Action On Compostable Packaging

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 7:36 am | The Packaging Forum

A recent survey of compostable packaging stakeholders by The Packaging Forum shows that between them they have completed over 100 compostable packaging projects in the last five years, with another 81 in progress and 85 more planned. Yet there has ... More >>

Packaging Forum Litter Reduction Project Funding Up For Grabs

Monday, 1 February 2021, 11:00 am | The Packaging Forum

The country’s biggest packaging industry organisation is offering funding for projects which aim to reduce litter in New Zealand. The Packaging Forum opened its first grant funding application round of 2021 today (1 February), to run for the ... More >>

Taranaki Residents Can Now Recycle Their Soft Plastics

Friday, 16 October 2020, 3:14 pm | The Packaging Forum

Taranaki residents will soon be able to recycle their soft plastics for the very first time, with collection bins being made available at Countdown Hāwera, Stratford, Spotswood, New Plymouth Central, The Valley and Vogeltown from Monday next week. ... More >>

Sustainable Packaging Industry Group Appoints Inaugural CEO

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 8:44 am | The Packaging Forum

Rob Langford. Rob Langford, who served as The Packaging Forum’s Independent Chair prior to his new appointment, took the reins as its first chief executive on 1 October 2020. Rob says he’s looking forward to beginning his new role, which he believes ... More >>

Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme Adds More Stores As Future Post Ramps Up Production

Friday, 11 September 2020, 9:00 am | The Packaging Forum

With Future Post doubling its processing capacity, the Packaging Forum’s Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme will be adding 15 Countdown stores to the scheme’s collection network. From Monday 14th September , collections bins will return to Auckland Countdown ... More >>

Packaging Industry Body Welcomes Hard To Recycle Plastic Phase-out, With Caution

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 9:11 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum welcomes Government’s latest move to phase-out difficult to recycle and unnecessary plastic packaging. However, the Forum’s Independent Chair Rob Langford cautions that great care must be taken to avoid any unintended consequences ... More >>

Packaging Forum Disputes Greenpeace Remarks On Plastic Beverage Containers

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 5:03 pm | The Packaging Forum

Single-use plastic beverage containers, such as plastic bottles, are included in the Government’s latest announcement to tackle the country’s poor record on waste reduction, says The Packaging Forum Independent Chair Rob Langford. His comment is ... More >>

Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme Ready For Move Towards Regulated Product Stewardship

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 4:55 pm | The Packaging Forum

The Government’s announcement to regulate product stewardship for single-use plastic packaging is broadly supported by the Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme. The Packaging Forum set up soft plastics collections in 2015 and the scheme received accreditation ... More >>

Packaging Industry Body Backs Waste Levy Increase

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 1:13 pm | The Packaging Forum

Government’s decision to expand and increase the waste levy is a bold and welcome move towards reducing the country’s reliance on landfills in favour of reuse, recycling and composting. This according to the country’s biggest member-based packaging ... More >>

Soft Plastic Recycling Makes A Welcome Return To The Bay Of Plenty

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 8:50 am | The Packaging Forum

To mark the start of Plastic Free July, the Packaging Forum’s Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme has announced the recycling service will soon be returning to the Bay of Plenty region. From Monday 13th July , people will be able to drop off their soft plastic ... More >>

Plastic Bottle Ban Not The Solution – The Packaging Forum

Friday, 5 June 2020, 6:57 pm | The Packaging Forum

New Zealand’s largest member-based packaging organisation, The Packaging Forum, believes a call to ban all plastic bottles is not the solution for ending plastic pollution. The Forum was responding to the recent call by Greenpeace which would ... More >>

Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme Starts Collections In Northland

Friday, 6 March 2020, 9:32 am | The Packaging Forum

Northland residents will be able to drop off their soft plastic packaging from Monday 16th March at Countdown’s Whangarei, Tikipunga and Dargaville stores. Malcolm Everts, Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme Chair, is pleased to announce this latest expansion, ... More >>

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 >>