The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Programme is about informing New Zealanders about how to keep plastic bags and packaging out of landfill. Collect all the soft plastic packaging which you use at home, make sure the bags are empty and dry and drop them into the Love NZ Soft Plastics Recycling bins at supermarket and retail premises.
The project takes all soft plastic bags including bread bags, frozen food bags, toilet paper packaging, confectionery and biscuit wrap, chip bags, pasta and rice bags, courier envelopes, shopping bags, sanitary hygiene packaging - basically anything made of plastic which can be scrunched into a ball.
Customers can bring their used soft plastics back to store and put them in the plastic bag recycling bin. Bags are collected from store by REDcycle who also run the programme in Australia.
Plastic bag recycling can even be turned into useful products you can buy!
Visit the Soft Plastic Recycling website for information about where to recycle plastic bags and packaging.