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Packaging Forum: The Face of Industry-Led
Packaging Recycling Programmes

The Packaging Forum is an amalgamation of the Glass Packaging Forum, Soft Plastic Recycling, and the Public Place Recycling Scheme, promoting the Love NZ brand to reduce landfill and promote packaging recycling so you can help keep New Zealand green and clean.

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The Packaging Forum promotes and funds consumer awareness programmes about packaging recycling and litter reduction, such as our 'Lets Put Litter in Its Place' in conjunction with Be a Tidy Kiwi and Compostable Coffee Cups. We provide information about public place and office recycling bins and what can be recycled.

The Packaging Forum brings together over 200 companies which belong to one or more of our voluntary product stewardship schemes. Each scheme is independently managed and is funded by levies. We invest over $1 million annually in projects to increase soft plastic recycling, packaging recycling, glass recycling and reduce litter in communities around the country. We’re growing at a rate of around 2-3 new members every month because brands want to be part of stewardship programmes that deliver results and are prepared to pay for them.

We commission research from independent consultants to provide evidence based solutions for packaging recycling which are most cost effective for New Zealanders, and to explore alternative uses for recycled paper and recycled glass.

Packaging is there to protect and preserve products and extend shelf life. We don’t promote packaging but see it as an integral part of the product presentation. Our focus is to help find end of life solutions for packaging, particularly for recycling plastic, recycling glass bottles and recycling when out and about.  

Please get in touch with us to find out more

Our Public Awareness Campaigns


  • Soft Plastic Collections Return to Hamilton

    Posted by recycleyourpackaging on September 6, 2019
    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.
  • Food and packaging industry gathers to tackle plastic waste

    Posted by recycleyourpackaging on September 5, 2019
    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.
  • The Packaging Forum - Bringing all Parties
    Together for the Love of New Zealand