SOFT PLASTIC COLLECTIONS ARE NOW BACK AT SELECTED COUNTDOWN STORES AND WILL RETURN TO THE WAREHOUSE AND HUCKLEBERRY STORES ON MONDAY 1ST JUNE
When you are dropping off your soft plastic bags, please follow guidance from store personnel and maintain social distancing. If the collection bin is FULL, please DO NOT put your bag of soft plastics on the floor. If the bin is full, please take your recycling away with you and return to recycle when the bin has been emptied.
Please remember we only accept clean, dry and empty soft plastic bags and packaging. Food scraps and liquid will contaminate all the other bags in the bin. Hard plastic and metal objects will damage our processing plant. Thank you for your support.
Collect all the soft plastic packaging which you use at home, make sure the bags are clean, empty and dry and drop them into the Love NZ Soft Plastics Recycling bins at supermarket and other stores
We take 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, sanitary hygiene packaging, squeeze pouches and basically anything made of soft plastic which can be scrunched into a ball.
More and more brands are now putting our soft plastic recycle at store logo on their packaging to help you know what can be recycled.
Customers should bring their used soft plastics back to store and put them in the soft plastics recycling bin.
The soft plastics that you dropped off are made into a range of plastic products which are on sale in New Zealand.
Thank you for being such loyal supporters of soft plastic recycling!
The Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme is now collecting from selected stores in Auckland, Northland, Waikato & Wellington regions.
The Soft Plastic Recycling bins are available for use at a number of Countdown, The Warehouse, and other locations. We'll be adding more regions during 2020 as processing capacity.
We’ve been extremely encouraged by Kiwis’ commitment to recycling their soft plastics.
Recycling soft plastic is something you can do.
The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme website tells you all about plastic bag recycling and plastic wrap recycling, and how to recycle grocery bags and how to recycle bubble wrap.
What do you need to do? Collect all the soft plastic packaging which you use at home, make sure the bags are clean, empty and dry and drop them into the Love NZ Soft Plastics Recycling bins at supermarkets and other stores.
Look out for the green and white soft plastic recycling bin.