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 and the Waikato. This is equivalent to around 4.5 million units of soft plastic bags, wrappers and pouches.
Andrew Hewett, Chair of The Packaging Forum says:
“We are now turning the soft plastic packaging into new plastic products. The first container has shipped to Replas in Melbourne where the packaging will be manufactured into bollards, traffic speed bumps, decking and tracking, furniture and a whole range of durable and weather resistant plastic products suitable for construction, conservation, commercial and community groups.”